CLOUDS OVER THE CANYON  (For Lynda, Pete, and Rosie)
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[From the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 1972; Minolta (35 mm) SLR, Kodak slide film]
If you were unfamiliar with â€œThe Grand Canyon of the Colorado River,â€ you might not know that just below the clouds you see here is a free fall of ONE MILE.
The weather at the Grand Canyon is unpredictable. In early November of last year, thirteen JPGers left sunny Phoenix (80 F.) and drove north to the Canyon, where they encountered heavy snowfall and temperatures that dipped to near zero. (Their guide deserves a medal! LOL)
On this particular visit in 1972, Linda and I experienced the Canyonâ€™s unpredictable weather when we encountered heavy rain BELOW our vantage point. (The observation deck on the left gives you a sense of the scale.) We lingered for two days, but the weather never broke. However, looking back over a span of four decades, we remember this little adventure as both dramatic and enjoyable.
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[Thank you, Frank, for your nominations!]
Also by Richard Knight
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