We do get out of Michigan once in a while. This trip was to Las Vegas NAR Convention in
the fall of 2007. We put in an extra day and went to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The
only trip we could manage time wise was to the West Rim of the Hualapai Nation.
The Hualapai ( WALL-uh-pie), the " People of the Tall Pines" have lived in the Southwest
for untold generations. The Hualapai recently added the massive multi-million dollar
Skywalk to the canyon rim to try and coax tourists to their remote 1 million acre reservation.
About 200,000 people visit the West Rim Canyon every year, about 1/25th of the visitors
to the Grand Canyon National Park on the South Rim, over 5 hours away. Yes, we went on
the Skywalk, perched one mile above the Colorado River. It was awesome!
We took a tour package to the Canyon, which included a buffet lunch, and a bumpy
ride to the reservation. The local officials refuse to improve the road to the reservation
because they don't receive any funds from the tours. We hope you enjoy our photos
of this breathtaking natural wonder. We apologize if all the pictures seem the same,
camera frenzy overcomes you when everywhere you look is a stunningly gorgeous
panarama of clear blue skies and colorful rock formations.