By Mark Bergmann
No matter the view, the Grand Canyon does not disappoint. We have visited three times and not seen the same vista. We took a long walk north from the visitor’s center to see some grand views.
It was a easy walk because of the new asphalt path along the rim. About half mile along the path, the park service started a controlled fire to clear out some dense brush but the wind that day created a firestorm and took the fire to the canyon rim. Evidence of the burn was all around with new vegetation and charred wood. (Saimi posted a photo earlier that shows the charred wood from that fire.)
I highly recommend walking away from the crowds to hear the wind and birds. This can be done even with a crowded park because most people do not walk that far from the visitor’s center or their car. Friends have told us how fantastic a walk below the rim is, so that is on tap for the next visit.