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The Ultimate Grand Canyon Family Adventure: Exploring The Grand Canyon North and South Rims

Program Number: 21290RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/26/2014 - 8/1/2014; 6/13/2015 - 6/19/2015; 7/26/2015 - 8/1/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Price starting at: $1,395.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Family Programs; Intergenerational; National Parks
Family
Meals: 16; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

The Grand Canyon is way too big to take home with you, but on this once-in-a-lifetime, multi-generational family adventure you’ll create indelible memories so that a little piece of the canyon stays with you forever. Join a seasoned Grand Canyon expert to discover the geology, natural history and Native American heritage of this world wonder. Enjoy walks and hikes to stunning view points, marvel at a sunset and learn from park rangers what this treasure means to America. En route to the canyon, ride a 4x4 jeep through Sedona’s magnificent red-rock country and journey to the geological beginning of the Grand Canyon at Lee’s Ferry on the banks of the Colorado River.




Highlights

• Climb aboard one of Sedona’s famed “Pink Jeeps” to explore red-rock canyons and dramatic scenic vistas not accessible to most visitors.
• Take a thrilling narrated flight high above the Grand Canyon in a fixed-wing aircraft, enjoying bird's-eye views of the Colorado River and inner canyon.
• Take a refreshing dip in a quiet eddy of the Colorado River in Marble Canyon; see fantastical mushroom rocks and learn about the area’s colorful human history.



Activity Particulars

Walk 1-2 miles daily on paved/uneven surfaces; optional longer hikes available. Elevation range: 1,200-8,000 feet. Bumpy -- but fun! -- jeep ride on dirt roads, sand, and slick rock.



This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up. One child per adult please.




Date Specific Information

6-13-2015

Enjoy the 25th annual Grand Canyon Star Party taking place this week on both the South and North Rims of Grand Canyon National Park. This event draws amateur astronomers and their telescopes from across the country for a week of night sky viewing and special activities for all ages.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Phoenix, 1 night; to Grand Canyon South Rim, 2 nights; to Marble Canyon, 1 night; to Grand Canyon North Rim, 1 night; to Phoenix, 1 night; departure.



Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.




Grand Canyon National Park

Within the borders of its 1.2 million acres, this World Heritage Site offers bikers, hikers, rafters and campers everything from breathtaking vistas to high adventure. Its 277 miles of raw rock and water continue to amaze generations of visitors.



Phoenix

Phoenix is a thriving metropolis surrounded by majestic mountains. Along with the visual beauty of the land, the city has a rich heritage of Native American and Hispanic cultures. Native American and western expansion influences are seen in the art and architecture of Phoenix, and an abundance of museums and art galleries showcase the culture.



Accommodations
Phoenix: Modern hotel, free airport shuttle. Grand Canyon South Rim: National Park Service lodge central to the Grand Canyon Historic District. Marble Canyon: lodge set amid dramatic scenery. Grand Canyon North Rim: Historic National Park Service cabins near rim/hiking trails.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Jennifer Beltz

Jennifer Beltz is a former interpretive park ranger at Phantom Ranch, located in Grand Canyon National Park. She has worked as a naturalist and national park ranger throughout the United States, was co-coordinator of a Road Scholar service program that built a health clinic in Brazil, and has worked on many intergenerational programs. Jennifer has lectured in the Department of Geography and Public Planning at Northern Arizona University and has led programs for Road Scholar since 1992.
 
Richard Stephens

Rich has been director of Northern Arizona University’s highly popular Road Scholar programs since 2001. He previously spent many years in the field as a program coordinator and group leader, where he honed his skills and learned the importance of detailed, pre-trip planning. Before making his home in Arizona’s spectacular red-rock country, Rich spent 10 years in Yosemite National Park and the Santa Cruz mountains as an environmental educator.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
  Phoenix & The Valley of the Sun 1 night
   South Rim Lodge
  South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona 2 nights
   Marble Canyon Lodge
  Marble Canyon, AZ 1 night
   North Rim Lodge
  North Rim, Grand Canyon 1 night
   Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
  Phoenix & The Valley of the Sun 1 night
 Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
Type: Hotel
  Description: Discover contemporary conveniences at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways, light rail transportation and downtown Phoenix.
  Contact info: 3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html
  Room amenities: The Garden Sleep SystemT, Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Complimentary WiFi access, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Safe, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator.
  Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle. 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access, Photo Copying Service and Printer. Fitness center and outdoor pool, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Lounge, Coin Laundry, Elevators.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for rates. Hotel is offering a discount off the best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Crystal Peters, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0338; email: crystal.peters@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for rates. Hotel is offering a discount off the best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Crystal Peters, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0338; email: crystal.peters@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM

 South Rim Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: The South Rim lodge (Maswik or Yavapai) was built within a quarter mile of the S. Rim. The lodge is convenient to all the shops, museums and restaurants within Grand Canyon Village. Free shuttle buses stop at the lodge.
  Contact info: S. Rim Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 USA
phone: 928-638-2631
  Room amenities: Television, phone, bath. Refrigerators available upon request for medications.
  Smoking allowed: No

 Marble Canyon Lodge
Type: Motel
  Description: Native rock motel at the base of towering red rock cliffs.
  Contact info: US 89A
Marble Canyon, AZ 86036 USA
phone: 928-355-2225
web: www.marblecanyoncompany.com/
  Room amenities: Individually controlled air conditioning, TV, hairdryer.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant and lounge on site, 1920's piano, SW book collection, fly fishing shop, convenience store, coin operated washer-dryer, free wifi.
  Smoking allowed: No

 North Rim Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: The only lodging available on the North Rim, this old lodge of rough hewn logs and rocks is chiseled into the limestone of the rim itself, offering broad views of the Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Canyon, the South Rim, and the San Francisco Peaks nearly 100 miles south. Rooms are in nearby cabins on the same grounds, within walking distance of the lodge. These historic cabins are both rustic and romantic.
  Contact info: North Rim
Grand Canyon, AZ 86052 USA
phone: 928-638-2611
web: www.nps.gov/grca/grandcanyon/north-rim/lodging.htm
  Room amenities: Be prepared to step into the past in these quaint rustic historic cabins that have basic necessities including electricity, hot and cold running water, shower, hair dryer, ice bucket, heat, a telephone and screened windows that open up to let in fresh mountain air.
  Facility amenities: Grand Canyon Lodge Dining Room has magnificent views of the Grand Canyon through its huge picture windows. Lodge Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, Deli in the Pines for fast service dining, espresso coffee bar with fresh baked goods, Rough Rider Saloon, gift shop, camper store, self serve guest laundry facilities. Immediate access to Rim views and hiking trails from the lodge.
  Smoking allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
On-site Road Scholar registration adjacent to hotel lobby from 4:30 - 5:15 PM. You will be staying at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast. Check out by 12:00 PM. You will be staying at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking at hotel for the duration of the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Phoenix & The Valley of the Sun
  Nearest city or town:  Phoenix
  Nearest highway: I-10. I-17, US 60
  Nearest airport:  Phoenix Intl Airport (Sky Harbor)
  From End of Program
  Location:  Departures
Travel Details
 

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
phone: 602-306-2323

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Travel time from airport and hotel upon shuttle pick up is 12 minutes. 

 

Distance:

 

5 miles

   

Upon arrival - Call Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North once you have retrieved your luggage in the baggage claim area. Return shuttles from the hotel to the airport run every hour and half hour (24 hours a day).

 
Driving Directions
  Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North From West From the I-10, head east into Phoenix and take exit 147A for the AZ-202 Loop East. Take exit 2 for 40th St and go right (south). Take the 3rd right onto E Van Buren St. and the hotel is .2 miles ahead on your left.
  Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North from the North Heading south on I - 17 into Phoenix, take the I-10 East exit. Keep right to take AZ-202-LOOP E via EXIT 147A. Take the 40th St exit, EXIT 2, and go right toward 44th St. After .5 miles you will see Van Buren ST and take a right. The hotel is on your right after 2 miles
Elevation Note: Elevation 7,000 - 8,000 feet. Those with heart/lung concerns should consult a physician before

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration/Program Orientation and introductions
(Saturday, July 26)
   
 Afternoon: Hotel check-in after 3:00 PM. On site NAU Road Scholar program registration between 4:30 - 5:15 pm in the hotel lobby.
 Dinner: Dinner will be catered at the hotel. Entrees will vary nightly and include a vegetarian option. Entrees will include a child friendly option as well as include salad, assorted rolls & butter, light desert, and a non-alcoholic beverage.
 Evening: Introductions and orientation in the hotel meeting room following dinner. Get to know your new friends of every age, review the upcoming schedule, and get set for an unforgettable adventure with your loved ones.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Pink Jeep Excursion in Sedona / Grand Canyon National Park/Ranger Program
(Sunday, July 27)

Note: Climbing in and out of jeep at scenic stops in Sedona (4500'). Walking short distances on pavement along the South Rim of Grand Canyon (7000').



   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a large buffet breakfast at the hotel, which includes: scrambled eggs, omelette's cooked to order, bacon, sausage, sliced fruit, whole grain breads, oatmeal or cereal, coffee,tea and juice.
 Morning: After breakfast depart for Sedona. See how the Arizona landscape changes as we travel from the Sonoran desert with its famous saguaro cactus up in elevation to the Colorado Plateau region. In Sedona, take a guided "Pink Jeep" 4x4 tour to an off-the-beaten-path location of high scenic value. Pink Jeeps is the largest and most highly regarded jeep company in the southwest. Expect some sections of road where there may be jostling in the vehicle as the driver navigates dirt roads, sandy washes, and/or slick rock. Vehicles are very comfortable, seat up to 7 people, and have grab bars to hold on to with every seat. There will be some walking involved as we visit view points, historic attractions, or archaeological sights. Seeing the red rocks of Sedona from a jeep is just the beginning of some great memories you'll share with your family members.
 Lunch: Lunch at a Sedona restaurant.
 Afternoon: After lunch you will travel through scenic Oak Creek Canyon on our way to the Grand Canyon. Travel past the San Francisco Peaks Volcanic Field in Flagstaff and the site of Arizona's highest point, Humphreys Peak, elev. 12,633 feet. Afternoon finds the group arriving at the south rim of Grand Canyon National Park and on to the brink of the world famous chasm. If you've never experienced it before, get ready for a thrill! Through activities together over the next few days, your guide will help you to understand this world wonder. Can you see the North Rim Lodge from the South Rim? See if you can find it! In a few days you'll be standing there, 1000' higher, and looking back towards the South Rim. Hotel check in between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at your leisure at the Lodge's "Canyon Cafe". Many entree choices to choose from as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, Mexican specialties, and a variety of tasty desserts.
 Evening: After dinner, shuttle or walk to the Shrine of Ages Auditorium or McKee Amphitheater (depending on the season) for an optional National Park Service ranger presentation. All topics relate to Grand Canyon themes, change nightly and are kid friendly. If weather and fire conditions permit, the rangers usually light a campfire.
   
Accommodations: South Rim Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park - South Rim Village Walk/Bright Angel Trail/Free Time to Explore
(Monday, July 28)

Note: Walking along the rim on paved trail at 7000' elevation. Walk down the Bright Angel Trail on wide, dirt trail with elevation change of no more than 500' in 1/2 mile.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the Canyon Cafe. Many options to choose from including scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon, breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice,and coffee.
 Morning: After breakfast the group will depart for a walking tour of the historic Grand Canyon Village. Your guide will discuss the many characters that help develop the rim facilities and point out famous village area landmarks including the Kolb Brothers Photo Studio and the buildings of Fred Harvey designer Mary Jane Colter - including the Bright Angel Lodge, Lookout Studio and the Hopi House. To the east, visit the El Tovar Hotel, one of the great lodges in the National Park system. A discussion and a handout on free time options and activities for the upcoming afternoon will be included. An optional walk down part of the famous Bright Angel Trail will be offered before lunch.
 Lunch: Enjoy either a lunch or dinner on your own allowing more time to experience the Canyon on your own terms and at your own pace.
 Afternoon: After lunch, the afternoon is free to explore the South Rim and environs. Along with the park "Guide" newspaper and map, and a "free time options" handout participants can choose from a variety of activities and viewpoints.The historic Grand Canyon Village, Hermit's Rest West Rim shuttle, Yavapai Point, bike rentals, and rim walks are all popular activities. The free park shuttle allows anyone to access various points on the South Rim.
 Dinner: Enjoy either a lunch or dinner on your own allowing more time to experience the Canyon on your own terms and at your own pace.
 Evening: Shuttle to Mather Point for a Grand Canyon sunset! Mather Point will offer late evening shadows and light in the canyon and sweeping rim views.
   
Accommodations: South Rim Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Grand Canyon Overflight trip / Desert View Watchtower/ Marble Canyon / Lee's Ferry
(Tuesday, July 29)

Note: Today's one hour scenic flight over the Grand Canyon will employ a dual engine "Vistaliner" aircraft. The aircraft can comfortably carry 19 passengers. For more information regarding the Vistaliner and a complete listing of the aircraft's safety features and amenities, check out Grand Canyon Airlines equipment page at: www.grandcanyonairlines.com/equipment/vistaliner In the afternoon, walk a short distance through sand to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the Canyon Cafe.
 Morning: Check out of the lodge after breakfast and begin an epic day. Start with a short drive over to the Grand canyon airport where we will board a 24 passenger fixed wing plane for a thrilling flight over the Grand Canyon. The size of the canyon is immense and while hiking into the canyon and standing on its rim gives great perspective, the overflight will blow your mind. After the one hour trip, we load the vehicles and continue our journey along the Grand Canyon's "East Rim". The first stop will be at the Desert View overlook. Desert View has the best views of the Colorado River and is the location of the famous Mary Jane Colter's Watchtower. Climb the Watchtower on your own -- can you find the petroglyphs built into the tower? -- and enjoy a picnic lunch in its shadows before you leave the national park and enter the Navajo Nation.
 Lunch: Picnic lunch on the South Rim.
 Afternoon: After lunch we exit the park and enter the western edge of the Navajo Reservation and travel through the Painted Desert. We will cross the Colorado River at Marble Canyon and visit historic Lee's Ferry and the banks of the Colorado River. Enjoy one of the most unique beaches in the world at Lee's Ferry Beach where on the opposite side of the river a vertical cliff of 500' rises up to stun the senses. Explore a few of the other wordly mushroom rocks -- hmm? why did they form this way? -- in the area and check into the Marble Canyon Lodge in late afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner at the Marble Canyon Lodge.
 Evening: Enjoy an opportunity to do some incredible star gazing. Marble Canyon is so remote and removed from light pollution that you won't believe the show that awaits overhead.
   
Accommodations: Marble Canyon Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim Viewpoints and Activities
(Wednesday, July 30)

Note: Short walk out to Pt. Imperial viewpoint and down some stairs at 8800'/Optional hike on N. Kaibab Trail with maximum elevation change of 800'.



   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the Lodge, includes fresh fruit, hot items, such as French toast, eggs, hash browns, and bacon, granola, yogurt, breakfast pastires, coffe and juice.
 Morning: In the morning we depart Marble Canyon right after breakfast and travel to the North Rim to maximize our time at this incomparable destination. Continue along the base of the Vermilion Cliffs and rise onto the cool, verdant Kaibab Plateau, with its spruce, fir and aspen forest. Our first stop will be Point Imperial, the highest viewpoint in the park at 8803 feet. Is this the highest you've ever been before? You naturalist guide will point out Grand Canyon and regional landmarks (some up to 100 miles away). Discussions may include regional geography, canyon trails, California condors and fire ecology to name a few. Picnic lunch on site.
 Lunch: Box lunch inclucdes a deli-style sandwich, chips, fresh fruit and cookie or granola bar.
 Afternoon: After lunch enjoy an optional hike down the North Kaibab Trail (with a 600 foot elevation loss and a distance of 3/4 miles one way). This hike concludes at a stunning overlook and provides an opportunity to feel as if you are really "in" the canyon. For those that prefer not to do the hike, other options will be availble such as enjoying some free time on the North Rim or taking in a Park ranger program. Arrive and check in at the North Rim Lodge in the late afternoon.
 Dinner: Dinner in the majestic dining room of North Rim, with magnificent views through huge picture windows. Entree choices include Roasted chicken, Prime Rib, Roasted Salmon Filet with Cilantro Drizzle or Whole Wheat Mushroom Pasta with bay spinach and Oven Roasted Tomatoes.
 Evening: After dinner enjoy an optional National Park Service ranger presentation in the lodge auditorium or watch sunset over the Grand Canyon. Don't forget to take a walk out to Bright Angel Point where the Canyon's panorama is on all sides and below as well.
   
Accommodations: North Rim Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Depart Grand Canyon / Cameron Trading Post / Return to Phoenix
(Thursday, July 31)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the Lodge.
 Morning: After breakfast, depart Grand Canyon and re-trace our steps with a stop at the historic Navajo Bridge. During our stop at the Navajo Bridge participants will be able to take a thrilling stroll across this now pedestrian bridge and marvel at the 500' chasm below and the muddy waters of the Colorado. Continue to the historic 1916 Cameron Trading Post. Native American arts and crafts galore will be available at Cameron Trading Post. Lunch on site.
 Lunch: Lunch at Cameron Trading Post. In addition to standard lunch menu selections we will offer up and introduce you to the famous "Navajo Taco" - a light, crispy fry bread loaded with traditional taco toppings. It's a memorable experience!
 Afternoon: After lunch in Cameron, travel to Flagstaff, through the Verde Valley, Cordes Junction and on to our Scottsdale hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at Macayo's Mexican Restaurant, a favorite of locals. Enjoy a festive, final night meal with your new found friends as you recount the events of the week.
 Evening: Dinner will be followed by a program wrap-up session, including reflections and farewells.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Farewell to Friends and Program Conclusion
(Friday, August 1)
   
 Breakfast: Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel, which includes: scrambled eggs, omelette's cooked to order, bacon, sausage, sliced fruit, whole grain breads, oatmeal or cereal, coffee,tea and juice.
 Morning: Independent departures, Hotel provides free shuttles to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology


Author: Price, L Greer


Description: This overview of Grand Canyon geology is perfect for the first-time visitor or the seasoned Grand Canyon traveler. Chapters cover the basic priciples of geology, the history of geological exploration at Grand Canyon, the canyon's structural features, and the Colorado River. Includes over 70 photos and illustrations, an index, and glossary. 63pp



An Introduction to Grand Canyon Prehistory


Author: Coder, Christopher M.


Description: People have inhabited Grand Canyon for the past twelve thousand years. Evidence of their lives exists throughout the canyon; but it is up to their ancestors and archaeologists to interpret those remains for us. This book provides a popular look at the architecture, art, and tools of prehistoric Puebloan peoples, as well as information about modern-day Native American tribes. With illustrations and color photographs.



Living at the Edge: Explorers, Exploiters, and Settlers of the Grand Canyon Region


Author: Anderson, Michael F


Description: A comprehensive look at the pioneer history of the Grand Canyon Region, from its earliest residents to the creation of the national park at the end of the pioneer era (circa 1920). Included are close to two hundred historic photographs, many never published before, and 12 custom maps of the region. 184pp



Breaking Into the Current: Boatwomen of the Grand Canyon


Author: Teal, Louise


Description: This book profiles eleven of the first full-season Grand Canyon boatwomen, weaving together their various experiences in their own words. Breaking Into the Current is a story of romance between women and a place. Each woman tells a part of every Canyon boatwoman's story: when Marilyn Sayre talks about leaving the Canyon, when Ellen Tibbets speaks of crew camaraderie, or when Martha Clark recalls the thrill of white water, each tells how all were involved in the same romance. All the boatwomen have stories to tell of how they first came to the Canyon and why they stayed. As river guides in love with the Canyon and their work, these women have followed their hearts. 178pp



The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons


Author: Powell, John Wesley


Description: Full text of Powell's 1,000-mile expedition down the fabled Colorado in 1869. Superb account of terrain, geology, vegetation, Indians, famine, mutiny, treacherous rapids, mighty canyons. 240 illustrations. 432pp



Field Guide to the Grand Canyon


Author: Whitney, Stephen R


Description: This book describes and illustrates the area's plants and animals, and offers fascinating in-depth information on the natural history and geology of this dramatic region. 272pp



Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery


Author: Ranney, Wayne


Description: Ranney explains how rivers in general can physically carve canyons, looks chronologically at the numerous theories that have been presented by successive generations of geologists regarding the Grand Canyon's formation, and describes a plausible sequence of geologic events that could create such a landscape. Numerous color photographs, detailed illustrations, and maps are provided. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR 160pp; 2nd edition 2012.



The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon


Author: Fletcher, Colin


Description: The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon. 256pp





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