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Modified 22-Sep-14
Created 22-Sep-14
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Day trip from Flagstaff, Arizona to the Grand Canyon including the El Tovar restaurant and the Grand Canyon Railroad train to the rim. Williams, Arizona along Route 66 at dusk and the arriving Grand Canyon Railorad train. September, 2014
South Entrance (from Williams) to Grand Canyon.  I did not realize that Smokey was such a huskey guy.  Proud to stand by the guy and the work he has done.  Photo Credit:  Don RoeEl Tovar Hotel and its National Historic Landmark marker.El Tovar Hotel, steps from the rim of the Grand Canyon.El Tovar hotel lobby and entrance to souvenir shops and restaurant.Canyon view from the north porch of the El Tovar.Bright Angel Trail far below the rim.I spotted a California Condor high above the canyon, but it was too high to photograph.A small resident of the Grand Canyon.Lookout Studio was built in 1914 out of native stone. The studio was meant to blend in with the canyon and imitate regional dwellings, much like the Hopi House. Lookout Studio offers spectacular viewsI could spend some time in this chair adjacent to the trail.  It is in front of some cabins in which you can stay.Kolb Studio.  Brothers Ellsworth and Emery Kolb opened a photography studio in the early 1900s overlooking the Bright Angel Trail. As the mule riders passed the Kolb’s studio and living quarters, theYou can see the trail below and on the fall wall.Interesting tunnel on the trail.While looking at the tunnel on the trail, I noticed this lone tree above the tunnel.  Seems mature in this inaccessible place.Needless to say, I took the Rim Trail, Bright Angel Trail leads down on the left.El Tovar from down the rim trail west.