Lost Creek Wilderness {November 2011}

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Backpacking the Grand Canyon {One week later}

Surreal.

That's the best possible word I can think of to explain my encounter with the Grand Canyon. There is simply no way to convey the enveloping silence and stillness within the canyon, or the expanse of space and time in which it exists. Even while I was there, everything seemed like a familiar memory. It's certainly a spiritual and transcendent experience .... one that offers a liberating clarity as well as the ability to make a distinction between trivial, everyday matters and those things that deserve to be valued. Sometimes it feels like I'm describing a sublime dream ... but that's kind of what it was. 


This is my favorite photo from the trip, and it's not even one of the canyon! But it captures the experience perfectly ~ that delicate balance between the human dimension and nature's realm; the innate knowledge of something greater than ourselves. 


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