The grandest canyon of them all at 277 miles long and 18 miles wide. Rory suspected that after traveling through Utah – the land of Canyons we might be “canyoned out…” Looking out over the Grand Canyon the vast panorama so fully engulfs your field of vision that it seems almost impossible to fully process the visual stimulus and so the whole scene seems to flatten in way and takes on the feeling of being not really there or artificial in some way. Maybe because we’re not used to seeing such expanses – our brains can’t fully comprehend it all at once. Only when you are hiking through it can you only start to process and connect to such a place.
We realized too that we were tired at the GC. For about a week and a half straight we had been hiking, biking and exploring through these National Parks fully enjoying every moment we had at these amazing places. When we finally got to the GC we felt this. There wasn’t a day that had gone by that we weren’t physically active – we hadn’t “put our feet up” in what seemed to be a long time. We decided that afternoon to hang out at the campsite for the rest of the day and enjoy some reading, writing and music making. When your on the road you see new people, places and things everyday so it’s easy to be active all the time. But we felt there still needed to be a balance where it was okay to just be and sit for a while and that’s exactly what we did. Only at a place like the GC can you fully realize just how small you are – and when you lie out under those stars at night you feel the World’s weight lift right off your shoulders and you are grounded again. The light truly does shine through.. and you feel it.