Grand Canyon West - Our 2007 Vacation Montage

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Real Estate Agent with Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner

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.

 

 

 

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Debi Boucher
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What a wonderful tour! I would love to go back there again, it has been many, many years!

Debi

Jan 27, 2010 04:37 PM #3
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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That is a great tour.  I have never been to the Grand Canyon and I live about 4 hours away from it!  I need to get down to it and go for a visit.  Outstanding photos!

Jan 27, 2010 05:23 PM #4
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Kris Wales
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That was a wonderful video tour!  

Jan 27, 2010 10:02 PM #5
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Debi, The big concern is the water issue in the area the river looks fine but from whaI heard it is quite a bit smaller than it was.

Jan 28, 2010 12:47 AM #6
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Tony, When I first saw it even after seeing photos it is truly one of the wonders of the world.
Jan 28, 2010 12:49 AM #7
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Kris, Glad you enjoyed it.

Jan 28, 2010 12:49 AM #8
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Lynn Afton
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Thanks for sharing the beautiful photography.  Hope to get there some year soon!  Waiting for road improvements to the Skywalk - heard the trip out there is brutal!

Jan 28, 2010 03:49 AM #9
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Patricia Kennedy
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Terry and Bonnie, we flew over this part of the world on our way to Maui, and it is just incredibly beautiful.  Thanks for sharing your photo.

Jan 28, 2010 06:13 AM #10
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Teri Eckholm
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Terry&Bonnie--I have never been to the Grand Canyon...Flown over it but never saw it up close and personal...Love the photos. Beautiful!

Jan 28, 2010 12:45 PM #11
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Lynn, The bus driver we rode out to the skywalk with told us that his bus had the bumper fall off because of all the bumps. They drove very slow but it was very dusty and bumpy. Still very worth the trip.
Jan 28, 2010 02:04 PM #12
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Patricia, I think every one should see it up close and personal like we did it made quite an impression.

Jan 28, 2010 02:06 PM #13
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Teri, You need to go it is wonderful.

Jan 28, 2010 02:06 PM #14
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Jenny Kotulak
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Wow what an experience.  I did the helicopter tour when I was in Vegas for the NAR conference a couple of years ago. 

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Feb 02, 2010 02:43 AM #15
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Jenny, I waved at you and you never waved back I was the red spot on the north wall.
Feb 02, 2010 02:54 PM #16
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Don Eichler
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Terry & Bonnie, Thanks so much for the great pictures.  The video was super, it sure save me a long drive and no telling how much gas.

Feb 19, 2010 09:44 AM #17
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Barbara Raley
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Thank you so much for sharing the pictures of the grand caynon. This is on my list to go to. Have a gret day Barbara
Mar 10, 2010 11:13 AM #18
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Don, glad you enjoyed it. Yes the dusty drive as worth it.

Mar 10, 2010 02:16 PM #19
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Barbara, It was an easy decision and I am so glad we made the trip.

Mar 10, 2010 02:18 PM #20
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Joshua Zargari
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A great tour indeed.

Apr 03, 2011 05:09 AM #21
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Thanks, Joshua.

Apr 03, 2011 08:55 AM #22
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