Still on My Bucket List!

Discovery has given me the privilege of flying around the world, but can you guess which destination is only a few hours from my house and still on my bucket list?!?

  • Is a chasm 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide
  • Below Yavapai point is 2,400 feet above sea level, about 4,500 feet below the South Rim and 5,400 feet below the North Rim for an average depth of about one mile
  • Took 3-6 million years to form; erosion continues to alter its contours
  • Includes approximately 70 species of mammals, 250 species of birds, 25 types of reptiles and five species of amphibians
  • Was formed by the Colorado River, which flows west through the canyon and averages about 300 feet width, 100 feet in depth and flows at an average speed of four miles per hour
  • Covers an area of 1,900 square miles
  • Is populated by five Indian tribes: The Hopi, Navajo, Havasupai, Paiute and Hualapai

*http://explorethecanyon.com

If you guessed the Grand Canyon, you’d be correct!  It’s an amazing place that I am curious to explore!

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Comments

  1. Laura Pilker

    Oh, Jannita, you have to check it out! I hiked the Canyon in 2001 and it was an amazing experience.

  2. Sherry Brott

    The Grand Canyon is still on my bucket list as well.

  3. Jannita Demian

    @Sherry, let’s see if we can scratch it off the list in the next year :)
    @Laura, I hear it is beautiful… I’ll try to plan it out :)

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