One month ago, my dad started an epic bicycle ride across the country. Just last week, he sent me this awesome picture of himself and his bike, with the Grand Canyon in the background.
And that’s where my wanderlust wants me to be today, somewhere wild and free and scenic like the Grand Canyon.
Unfortunately, the only time I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, I was just three years old, and I have no memory of it. But when I see pictures of the magnificant Grand Canyon, I can hardly believe it exists in my own country. It’s so breathtaking and geologically fascinating. I hope to spend some time hiking it one day.
Also, today marks the start of National Park and Recreation Month, so what better way to celebrate than with a whole month of nature-focused Wanderlust Wednesday posts? Keep checking back throughout July for a taste of the great outdoors.
P.S. If you’re curious about the Fuller Center Bike Adventure that my dad’s part of, it’s pretty awesome. You can read all about it on their website, www.fullercenterbikeadventure.org. Check out my dad’s profile, too. Go Dad!!
Do you have a favorite outdoor place to visit? Have you been to the Grand Canyon? Tell me all about it in the comments!
2 thoughts on “Wanderlust Wednesday: Grand Canyon National Park”
There’s a mini-Grand Canyon on Kuaui. Very beautiful and in the same park with a mountain-top swamp hike. All part of the 11 miles of coast you can’t access by car. You can stay in cabins right in the park, or hike in from the other end on the only low -altitude hike the Sierra Club rates at 7 (or perhaps higher-all this info from old memories). Just as good and you get to be on the “garden isle” to boot!
Are you talking about Kalalau Trail and Waimea Canyon on Kauai? I agree that they are spectacular! I’ve actually blogged about that here before — http://kaitlinthrogmorton.com/2014/01/04/travel-2013-part-1/#hawaii. Kauai has a much more lush version of canyons, though — it’s hard to sport the ruggedness of desert Arizona when Kauai contains some of the wettest spots on the planet. 🙂