Day 3 – Grand Canyon

It was a long day of driving and taking many stops, BUT it was a good day. The weather was great. It was warm as we left Sedona but dropped in temperature as we approached the Grand Canyon.

Our first few stops we looked at the folding in the toroweap formation.
We finally made arrived at the Grand Canyon and made three stops along the south rim.

Desert View
Grandview Point
Mather Point

Our first stop as we left Sedona. I was fascinated by the tall narrow tree with the small tree growing out of the rock.

Our first stop as we left Sedona. I was fascinated by the tall narrow tree with the small tree growing out of the rock.

We made a short stop at Humpfreys Peak on our way in to Flagstaff, AZ.

We made a short stop at Humpfreys Peak on our way in to Flagstaff, AZ.

Outside Cameron, AZ on our way to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to see (oriented logs) petrified trees indicating they were transported and laid down from a strong current.    Students study pieces of the petrified wood.

Outside Cameron, AZ on our way to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to see (oriented logs) petrified trees indicating they were transported and laid down from a strong current. Students study pieces of the petrified wood.

Desert View - Grand Canyon

Desert View – Grand Canyon

A classroom setting at Grandview Point.

A classroom setting at Grandview Point.

Taken by Dr. Dennis Flentge.

Dr. Flentge takes the opportunity to photograph me while I taking the picture of the class. Photo credit: Dr. Dennis Flentge.

Looking down into the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River in the distance.

Looking down into the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River in the distance.

Dr. Steve Austin talks to the class discussing what makes up the layers of the Grand Canyon.

Dr. Steve Austin talks to the class discussing what makes up the layers of the Grand Canyon.

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Dead tree on the rim of the Grand Canyon at Desert View.

Dead tree on the rim of the Grand Canyon at Desert View.

Group photo at Grandview Point with the Grand Canyon in the background.

Group photo at Grandview Point with the Grand Canyon in the background.

Sunset of the Grand Canyon from Mather Point.

Sunset of the Grand Canyon from Mather Point.

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After sunset we headed to our hotel and dinner. It was a good day!

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