Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park!

In memory of my beloved husband, Richard J. Rohde, with whom I visited so many national parks during our 45 years together. His deepest love (pardon the pun) was the Grand Canyon, followed closely by Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches, Zion, and Bryce. We rafted the Colorado through the Grand on Sierra Club sponsored trips with Wilderness Outfitters, twice in the seventies, and they were magical beyond belief. Made it seem like the rest of the world was a dream, and only the canyon was real. There my Rick lives forever. This picture is from Tent Rocks Monument, NM.

Sincerely,

Cynthia

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Grand Canyon National Park

Found on the Colorado Plateau in Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most studied geologic landscapes in the world. The canyon, created when drainage systems carved the semi-arid desert, offers a record of three of the four eras of geologic time and supports five of the seven life zones. The park protects endemic and threatened species and rare ecosystems like the boreal forest.

  • State: Arizona
  • Established: 1919
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