Personally, if probably I only viewed Grand Canyon from the top, I may not find the experience as one of my most memorable experiences in a National Park to be listed in this post. I must say that I have deeper appreciation and felt a stronger connection to Grand Canyon after I scaled its depth from the rim down to the river. It's very hard to explain the joy I found every step of the way in hiking the Grand Canyon. Deep down the canyon, one could see so much more the very diverse life in a desert, and could see so much more of how Grand Canyon beautifully tells our Earth's history.
|some of the images from our Grand Canyon hike|
|some of the images from our Harding Icefield hike|
|Virgin River, the trail of the Narrows hike, Zion National Park|
|Fun, and More Fun during the Narrows Hike|
|Glacier Calving, Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska|
Before the calving happened, maybe a few seconds before the sound surprised us, birds that were before flying into the mountains were flying away from it. To me, they know of something to happen because they are so used to listening and feeling Earth to their safety and advantage, which we as humans may not be comfortable of. I know a lot of humans are not comfortable of silence, when they hear no sound, they keep on talking, and talking so they forget about their fears of silence, which sadly makes us also forget to listen to what nature tells us.
|Before, During and After Glacier Calving, Aialik Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska|
|Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park|