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The bright angel...

                          trail, into the Grand canyon.

The bright angel...

                          trail, into the Grand canyon.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Feb 2015, 01:00
Stunning outlook, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Indeed it is Ray, thanks.
I love this view! Your POV for this is great - looks like you just walk right of the edge and into the abyss!
(Welcome Back - Missed seeing your beautiful photos!)
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Elizabeth,nice to be back...smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Feb 2015, 06:19
I can't quite get the scale of this into my head Frank but it is a stunning image indeed
Frank L Croston.: That's often the problem with shots of the canyon, Chris, it's difficult to grasp it when you are actually there...Thanks.
About time you were back! Beautiful picture Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Nice to be back, Bill, thank you.
Impressive view, is that a track leading to the far edge ?
Frank L Croston.: Isn't it, Martin...That is the bright angel trail, used by trekkers and mules to head down into the canyon.
The curve of beautifully coloured trees draws my eye. I also like the cow path probably not made by cows.
Frank L Croston.: Nope, made by people and mules, Mary, that is the bright angel trail, which starts on the South rim, then zig zags its way down into the canyon.
what a cool view
Frank L Croston.: One of the best, Chantal, thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Feb 2015, 11:00
Excellent - you seem to be on the comeback trail.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Louis....At my usual pace...smile
As Chris remarks the scale of this is difficult to take in from a photograph. I trust you return to the fold suitably refreshed.
Frank L Croston.: Yes it is, Brian, unfortunately in this shot there were no humans (or mules ) around to give it scale. I do, thanks, Brian.
good to see your posts after a while, Frank. and a great shot to resume your gems from the US
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Ayush, that's very nice of you, on both counts . smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2015, 13:37
Ahh.. welocme back, Frank; we've missed you. No doubt before long you're be popping down the Trail on an almost daily basis if you wish smile I would not be too keen on the canyon. A wonderful view.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Alan, glad you like the view. I'm told we are going into training for a trip to the depths on my next visit...It will be the reverse of all my climbing trips, lawd help me...smile
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 2 Feb 2015, 14:32
Well, a big welcome back, Frank. I guess you missed us? What an an unusual picture with the trees in that steep valley
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Elisabeth, yes, no escape..smile I believe there is a spring thereabouts, hence the trees. A rare sight in the canyon.
A fantastic place to be Frank
Frank L Croston.: Yes it is, Janet, I've been privileged to visit quite a few times now, but it is still always a thrill for me.
Great shot... makes me nostalgic...
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Larry.....Me too...smile
a trail yes Frank... but it looks like a hard cling for me...
i saw lots of views of the canyon during the Super Bowl held in Phoenix yesterday...
my team the Seattle Seahawks lost with a bad play in the last 6 seconds...

it's nice to see you back around the sites....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Good to be back, Peter, thanks. I should imagine it's no stroll....smile I'm told we are doing it next time around, getting down will be ok, after that....Well.
Sorry about your team, looked like they had it sewn up....
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2015, 17:14
What a wonderful view - fantastic autumnal colours.

Glad to see you back Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Anne,nice of you to say.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2015, 22:07
Almost hurts my eyes - I can sense the glare. Interesting how the trees follow the snake of water.
Frank L Croston.: Sorry, Mike...smile yes, they really drew my eye in the otherwise barren landscape.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Feb 2015, 04:44
What a wonderful view and I love that little trail with 'trees' in the middle. Beautiful POV.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Astrid, pleased you like it.

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