Photos of the WeeK: 2/28/2019 – Happy Birthday Grand Canyon !
This year the Grand Canyon turns 100. Well actually it’s been around a lot longer than that, but, on the 26th of February President Woodrow Wilson declared the Grand Canyon the 17th National Park in the United States. And I would think by now it has become known as one of the most outstanding and well recognized National Parks in the whole world.
Weather in the Grand Canyon varies according to elevation. The forested rims are high enough to receive winter snowfall, but along the Colorado River in the Inner Gorge, temperatures are similar to those found in Tucson and other low elevation desert locations in Arizona. Conditions in the Grand Canyon region are generally dry, but substantial precipitation occurs twice annually, during seasonal pattern shifts in winter (when Pacific storms usually deliver widespread, moderate rain and high-elevation snow to the region from the west) and in late summer (due to the North American Monsoon, which delivers waves of moisture from the southeast, causing dramatic, localized thunderstorms fueled by the heat of the day). Average annual precipitation on the South Rim is less than 16 inches (41 cm), with 60 inches (150 cm) of snow; the higher North Rim usually receives 27 inches (69 cm) of moisture, with a typical snowfall of 144 inches (370 cm); and Phantom Ranch, far below the canyon’s rims along the Colorado River at 2,500 feet (762 m) gets just 8 inches (20 cm) of rain, and snow is a rarity.
He probably did this is Arizona because the people in Utah were not very happy about having the Escalante National Monument made into a monument. That took away a lot of Utah land and made it protected by the National Government . As the title says: Presidential Protection.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAND CANYON. TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: YOU WILL STAND THERE AND BE IN “AWE” WHEN YOU FIRST COME TO SEE THE GRAND CANYON. PLEASE MAKE IT A POINT, AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE TIME TO COME AND SEE THE MOST INCREDIBLE WONDER OF THE WORLD.