Across The Great Hole by diomedes66 ()
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The width and depth of the canyon vary from place to place. At the South Rim, near Grand Canyon Village, (where this image was taken) it's a vertical mile (about 5000 feet/1524 m) from rim to river, or 7 miles/11.3 km by trail. At its deepest, it is 6000 vertical feet/1829 m from rim to river. The width of the canyon at Grand Canyon Village is 10 miles/16 km (rim to rim), though in places it is as much as 18 miles/29 km wide.
A trip to the bottom of the canyon and back (on foot or by mule) is a two-day journey. Rim-to-rim hikers generally take three days one-way to get from the North Rim to the South Rim. A trip through Grand Canyon by raft can take two weeks or longer. Experienced backpackers have spent weeks in the more remote areas of the canyon.
Thank you all so very much for all your wonderful comments and I wish to thank you for taking your time to view my artistic scribblings. Your comments and suggestions are not only deeply appreciated but valued highly.
Image Comments (47)
live2 () 10:02PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
This is really a spectacular shot. The colors are beautiful. It looks like it just goes down forever!!
jocko500 () 10:19PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
I was at the south rim too; brings back old memory . Real good shot
Margana () 10:51PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
Gorgeous detail and colors,Paul.It's absolutely wonderful!!!Thanks for all the info.I didn't realise it took so long by foot.It's so great to see this unique American treasure.HUGZ!-M :)
watapki66 () 11:03PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
While I visited that area a few years ago, I don't think I ever captured the essence as well as you have!
tvernuccio () 11:09PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
What a breathtaking capture, Paul!!!!! I just love those colors in the canyon!!!! Spectacular! i had no idea the trips were so long! i sure would love to go hiking there!!!
rayburg () 11:11PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
I hardly can waite till I get there. Your photos have inspired me. This one is so magnificent. Wonderful job.
thevolunteer () 11:22PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
I have flown over it. But, you can never match being there. Beautiful capture. Aloha
fluffgirl () 11:24PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
what a great photo..i wish i could go there and have a look..
cynlee () 11:48PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
hello... hello... helloooooooooooo... 10 miles huh.. that is wide... nice strata & foregd contrast here :]
GiMi53 () 11:50PM | Thu, 04 August 2005
Like a postcard... Brilliant work here, Paul. I was there in...1981 ! So, this should encourage me to go back to my dias and to scan a few... :~)
MaydaMason () 12:01AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
cooooool place!!!! love how the rock are eroded, the strata and the red view! it's my favourite terragen landscape... but your is real!!! awesome!
Zacko () 12:31AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
That is one spectacular place i reckon. Would love to see it in person someday. Beautiful compo with that cliff in the foreground. Excellent work! Have a great day #:O)
Tedz () 2:00AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
Very impressive...I am going to immediately make one of these in My Back Garden....salute
cbender () 2:06AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
really spectacular... shivers once i need to go there and watch this...
Gor111 () 2:57AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
What a frightening beautiful scene with this glorious looking POV! Thanks as well for your so interesting explanation! Excellent posting! V
CDBrugg () 3:11AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
I can just see Geronimo about to jump an unwary group of US Cavalry
fourbanger () 6:12AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
i vote for this.Superb photography.Magnificent view and a vertual paradise of color.Bravo
Syltermermaid () 7:07AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
That is an imense aerea, I never really thought about how big it is!!!! Now you give us a real good discribtion, thank you for that!!! An excellent taken shot and a gorgeous panorama!!! Excellent work!!V
Digitell () Online Now! 7:10AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
Oh my what a POV! What a huge area this is...makes me feel like a very small, insignificant being in this huge world! Fantastic photo!! V!
hotracer2 () 10:26AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
I love the Grand Canyon and you caught with perfect lighting and compo:):):):):)
GOLDILOCKSUK () 10:28AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
Another outstanding shot and super POV it must be amazing to see it for real and let it take your breath away. Well done V Cathy xoxoxo
2Loose2Trek () 10:29AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
Fantastic shot ... You've certainly captured the majesty of the canyon. Excellent photography. V
tibet2004uk () 10:37AM | Fri, 05 August 2005
Breathtaking and scary at the same time!! A totally sci-fi scenery u guys got there!!!