Ending our Grand Canyon view in the same place we got our first view – Lipan Point. Convinced by another father and son that the best view from Lipan Point was from an outcropping involving a modest climb, we set off. We’ll see how I do with a tripod and a ten year old.
Even though the trail is not all that difficult, I can’t stop thinking that it’s a mile to the bottom if I slipped. At most points, a slip would not put me over the edge, but I can’t help thinking about it. Especially with a 10-year-old along. Eventually, we follow the trail out to the end of the outcropping, and… wow. For the five-hundredth time, I say it. We are below the rim, and out in the canyon. The light is beautiful.
I set up a panorama, and it takes me three tries to get it. First, dead batteries. Then the memory card fills up. Both swaps require me to tear down my rig and start over. I’m at the edge of an outcropping, surrounded by stunning beauty, and I can’t get the shot! With my son laughing his “encouragement,” I get myself calmed down enough to do it again. Third time lucky.
One famous person is immortalized in this shot.
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