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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Grand Canyon Trivia

Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona

The Grand Canyon became a National Monument January 11, 1908
and was designated a National Park February 26, 1919.




One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World



The Grand Canyon
has 277 miles of river
and
1.2 million acres of land.


From Rim to Rim
the average width is 10 miles
expanding 18 miles at its maximum
and shrinking down to
600 feet at its minimum

Driving from the North Rim
to the South Rim - 210 miles -
will take about 5 hours.

Hiking Rim2Rim is about 21 miles
and may take 2-3 days





Used for strength and stability, beginning in the 1920's,
mules have carried visitors
 from around the world down the canyon trails.

The mule is a cross between
a donkey stallion and a horse mare.
Mule Guide on the Uncle Jim Trail

4 comments:

  1. Love your photos... especially the 2nd one. I've taken that mule ride down the canyon... think I kept my eyes closed a good share of the way ;-) A bit of trivia about my ride... when one mule would stop to pee, the whole string of them would stop and pee as well. Got to be hilarious after a few pit stops.

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  2. Very funny Sharon - I never thought of mules going at the same time!
    Teri - beautiful pictures!

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  3. Great post very educational, your pictures are so beautiful.
    A string of mules taking leave all at the same time hahaha

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  4. Hi Teri, what gorgeous pictures! Mules? well, I know goats do the same thing, haha!

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