Most Awe-Inspiring Places on Earth — Grand Canyon

                 While some travel sights in the world evoke emotion, others truly inspire awe. These are the grandest places on the planet and often leave visitors speechless. They are difficult to describe because words seem inadequate. In this series, I will explore those sights that I have found to be the most awe-inspiring. I’m sure everyone has their own personal list of these sights, but these are “my very best.”

                The Grand Canyon is probably the world’s most impressive natural wonder. Imagine a gash in the earth’s surface which is over ten (10) miles across, over a mile deep, and over almost 200 miles long. It’s such a prominent feature of the planet that it can be seen from space. It offers a look at over 2 billion years of geologic history since the exposed layers of rock at the bottom are that old. Visitors can never seem to adequately express the grandeur of this sight.                       

Grand Canyon

         Tourists marvel that the Colorado River which carved this masterpiece is just a tiny rivulet at the base of the canyon.                  

Grand Canyon

          When a storm brews over the canyon, it makes an incredible sight.                   

Storm over the Grand Canyon

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