Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

On my way home from Navy duty, I stayed overnight at Grand Canyon. During the night it snowed. The glistening icing of snow on the mesa tops was so stunning, I thought “the sight is so beautiful I need to share this”. So I went home and proposed to my future wife. After 52 happy years, we had shared more than 30 parks and monuments. I miss her every day.

Sincerely,
James

Grand Canyon National Park

America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as famous or as widely visited as the Grand Canyon. This world-famous landmark offers wondrous views, spectacular hiking, exhilarating whitewater rafting and countless adventures. One look across the enormous chasm confirms just why this inspirational place is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a must-see destination for so many travelers. The park also protects a wealth of biological diversity, including numerous endemic and threatened species and several rare ecosystems.

State(s): Arizona

Established: 1919

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