Standing on the rim overlooking the Grand Canyon and trying to describe what you feel is impossible. You just have to be there.
What a difference some 50 miles make. We left an arid stark landscape and in less than an hour find ourselves surrounded by beautiful greenery and the cool scent of pine. As we drove through Kaibab Forest the temperature dropped about 20 degrees. We were actually chilly!
Driving Arizona 67 on the way to the Grand Cayon North Rim entrance we drove through the Kaibab Plateau. There was a lot of smoke in the distance, which we later found out was caused by a controlled fire.