Text and pictures © 2001-2015 Guillaume Dargaud
Last updated on 2012/11/27
"To those who have struggled with them, the mountains reveal beauties that they will not disclose to those who make no effort. That is the reward the mountains give to effort. And it is because they have so much to give and give it so lavishly to those who will wrestle with them that men love the mountains and go back to them again and again. The mountains reserve their choice gifts for those who stand upon their summits." — Sir Francis Younghusband.
Left: Vertical panorama showing details of the Grand Canyon of Colorado, taken from the south rim..
Right: Ribbon Falls, on the north Kaibab Trail of Grand Canyon.
Left: Bridge on the Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon
Left: Trees on the hike down the South Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon NP. Nice trail, and I so much enjoyed stepping in mule dung and piss for hours...
Left: The Grand Canyon of Colorado (at the bottom) and the north Kaibab valley, as seen from the south rim.
Right: Zoroaster Temple, a classic climb inside Grand Canyon.
Right: Panorama showing the morning light on the start of the descent into the South Kaibab trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2002.
Right: Panorama of the Colorado river near the bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2002.
Right: Panorama of the Colorado river at the bottom of Grand Canyon, Arizona, 2002.
Left: Beach inside the Grand Canyon, near the Phantom ranch.
Right: Anasazie ruins at the bottom of Grand Canyon, near Phantom ranch.
Left: Water running down the Grand Canyon, on the Bright Angel trail.
Right: Jenny waking up in a wet sleeping bag at the Phantom campground.
Left: Ribbon Falls, on the North Kaibab trail
Left: Petrified tree off Petrified Forest NP.
Right: Petrified trees off Petrified Forest NP.
Left: Anasazie houses on precarious equilibrium on the walls of Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.
Right: Anasazie petroglyph of a ibis (?) eating a frog.
Left: An Anasazie village sheltered under a huge wall inside Canyon de Chelly.
Left: The Spider Woman tower inside Canyon de Chelly.
Right: One of the many wall dwellings of Mesa Verde. Yes, I know it's in Colorado, not in Arizona...
Above: 180° panorama of Meteor Crater, Arizona.