Grand Canyon overlooking Indian Garden at Bright Angel Trail 10/10/13 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer just announced she has reached a deal with the Federal Government, and Grand Canyon National Park will reopen tomorrow. As part of the agreement, the state of Arizona will pay $651,000 to cover the costs of… Read More
At noon today, Oct 11, 2013, the Eleventh day of the Government Shutdown, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance out of Phoenix, AZ delivered 60,000 pounds of food to the residents of Grand Canyon National Park. Because of the Government Shutdown, almost 98 percent of the community is unemployed. What people… Read More
First Snow, Grand Canyon – 10/10/13 – 10th day of Government Shutdown Woke to snow. Three, maybe four inches. I dress. Go out. And a coyote walks across my path And an elk brushes his rack against a tree And a rabbit skitters under a bush. I stop and look… Read More
Grand Canyon Shutdown Day 9 – no one at Mather Point Inside Grand Canyon National Park the wind is blowing. It whips through trees, rattles leaves, blows grit across the paths. Empty paths. Empty silent paths, except for the moan of the wind and the caw of an occasional raven…. Read More
I arrived at the South Gate of Grand Canyon just as a protest began. Business owners and employees from the town of Tusayan, park concession staff, and tourists gathered at the gate to hear why park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga is not able to re-open the park.
On the eve of my return to the southwest, I want to share this film with you. It is in honor of several things. First – the Grand Canyon – that magic place that takes up a huge part of my heart and life. Second – Kaitlin Kenney – the… Read More