Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Frank W. Lee's Great Adventure--The Grand Canyon

Today's post is another in the series about my dad's 1932 trip out West.  On July 20, 1932, Dad walked to the bottom and then back to the top of the Grand Canyon, a walk that took 7 1/2 hours and covered 14 miles.  The photos below are those that Dad took on this hike into the canyon.  Notice that there are no photos of the trip back up to the top of the canyon.  I assume Dad was too sick to take any!  If you missed his travel journal account of this day, you can find it HERE

Most people rode mules on the trip into the canyon.
Dad and his friends decided walking would be safer.

Dad wrote in his journal that the view of the Colorado River
from the bottom of the Grand Canyon was "the most beautiful site
[he] had ever seen."

"10 degrees this side of Hell"

Grand Canyon photos in Frank W. Lee's photo album

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