Thursday - Saturday, May 16-18, 2019
Grand Canyon West
This includes one day travel there, one day at the canyon and one day travel back.
day started out raining. As the sun finally showed up, we found
we had a slow leak in one tire. We stopped at Walmart, bought a
patch kit; Peter fixed the tire and we went on.
It continued shifting between rain and sun.
The next day, we drove into the Hualapai Nation to Grand Canyon West.
After parking near the entrance, you take an air-conditioned bus to the Skywalk and Eagle Point.
photos on the Skywalk is not allowed. You can pay for a photo
package, where a photographer will take photos for you. But
cameras and cell phones are placed in lockers. We didn't buy the package.
The Skywalk extends in a horseshoe 70 feet out from the building, 4000 feet over the canyon bottom! Oh yeah! The floor of the Skywalk is clear! You can see to the canyon bottom below you!! There's a high rail on both sides of the walk so really no fears except the ones you bring with you!!
We had been told that, if we followed the road past our motel, we would get to Lake Mead. So we set out and took an amazing ride through the desert.
Taking the road straight, took us to a section of the Colorado River outside the canyon.
Following the road back and making a right turn took us to a boat launching ramp on Lake Mead.