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This was on the way to Grand Canyon. It is almost dark. Looks like we're in for some cold weather.

Yep, it was cold! This is the next morning after we had had to set up our tent in the dark. It was about 30 degrees during the night. After breakfast we tried driving around, but we discovered that all the "view" places have to be accessed by tour bus. It started raining again, which then turned to snow. We took a tour bus and then walked to one "view" point. We couldn't see 20 feet in front of us, which 

meant that we couldn't see into the canyon at all. With a forecast of 3 to 5 inches of snow today and tomorrow, we decided to get the hell out of Dodge. At that point we weren't having fun! We were cold and soaked by the time we got the tent down and everything loaded in the truck. We left Grand Canyon around 12:30 p.m.

Observation: Grand Canyon is much too structured and "touristy" for our tastes. We won't be going back, even in good weather. People who want to go beyond the rim and hike into the canyon even have to get a permit. I can't imagine how terrible (crowded!) it would be in the summer. The rain and cold turned out to be a blessing because we would probably have hung around there longer and then would have had less time to spend doing what we really enjoyed later.


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