On the way there
We entered the park from the eastern side, so we got to see part of the canyon that most don’t. We saw plenty of elk and lots of people were stopping and getting out of their cars to get close pictures, ignoring all the warning signs. We arrived later than we planned so we went straight to the campground.
The Grand Canyon
We were staying just outside the park, which is about 6 miles to the canyon rim. So we took the moped over, we were the only ones that did and the gatekeeper gave us funny looks. We were at south rim and went to a few places and learned some history. My favorite part is that the big green layers in the canyon are from millions of years of poop.
The following day, we walked over to the airport and went on a helicopter tour with Maverick Helicopter Tours. It was fantastic, totally different experience than a plane. It was quite expensive though! We went on a 1hr flight around the grand canyon and took hundreds of pictures and videos. One thing that was a bit of a surprise was that the pilot didn’t fly very far off the ground. He only flew maybe 100ft up in the air, until we got to the grand canyon of course where the ground dropped away! Quite an experience!
The last day we had at the canyon we tried to go to Hopi point and get a sunset picture. We did everything right, got there on time, but there were still clouds leftover from the storm, so they mostly ruined the shot. There were lots of people with big cameras and lenses to get that perfect shot, which didn’t come. The best photos we could take are below.