The Grand Canyon. That one canyon that is the most grand.
Up until April of 2017, Grand Canyon National Park seemed like this fantasy place in the American Southwest where cool people went. Everyone knows about the Grand Canyon, which made me kind of nervous to go. Like I wrote in my post about Zion, parks like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are SO well known and get so much attention, I was almost a little less excited to go with such high expectations. I was nervous about not liking it as much as the world does!
But it holds up, guys. It was really really really great. Maybe even grand.
The deep layers, sunset shadows, and intense colors. I couldn't believe what I was seeing at times – that seems cliche, but I think it's actually hard for a human brain to see something so immense and vast and comprehend it. There's such an interesting history behind the canyon and the park – I recommend anyone who visits to watch the two short videos at the visitor center. But like I said in a very rarely seen sincere Instagram post, the deep bursts of colors during a Grand Canyon sunset… something I will probably remember forever and ever and ever.