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grandcanyonnps's Media: “Stars which stand as thick as dewdrops on the field of heaven.” -Philip James Bailey
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The 2019 Gr

“Stars which stand as thick as dewdrops on the field of heaven.” -Philip James Bailey . The 2019 Grand Canyon Star Party takes place June 22–29, on both the South Rims of the park. Amateur astronomers from Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, and from across the country, volunteer their expertise and offer free nightly astronomy programs and telescope viewing. . The event is free (Other than paying the park entrance fee of $35 per vehicle - good for 7 days of coming and going between South and North Rims of the park.) . Come for a night, or for the whole event. Explore Grand Canyon by day and the universe by night! . [Description: Above a vast canyon, the Milky Way illumines an opalescent, dusk night sky with cliffs and dramatic rock formations in the foreground. NPS / Jeremy M. White]

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grandcanyonnps's Media: What a difference 24 hours can make - when you compare today’s photo (3/21/2019) to the one we post

What a difference 24 hours can make - when you compare today’s photo (3/21/2019) to the one we posted yesterday. (same location) We’re expecting rain and snow showers throughout the day, with a high near 44°F. - so roadways should remain clear, but slick, during the day. . Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with scattered rain and snow showers. . #grandcanyon #arizona #azwx #GoGrand #GrandCanyon100 . [Description: in the foreground snow covers trees on a rocky ledge over looking muted cliffs under a dark and overcast sky.]

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Good morning from Grand Canyon National Park, on this the first day of spring. Here in the park, Sp

Good morning from Grand Canyon National Park, on this the first day of spring. Here in the park, Spring Equinox takes place at 2:58 pm MST. (March 20, 2019) . Also this evening, the full moon will rise at 6:31 pm. Sunset is at 6:40 pm, and the full moon is exact at 6:42 pm. Should be quite a show, weather permitting. There is a chance of rain/snow showers this afternoon, so clouds could hide moonrise. . Rain and snow showers are expected from today, through the weekend, as moisture from California moves through the region. . #GrandCanyon #Arizona #AZWX #GrandCanyon100 #100YearsofGrand #GoGrand #RightNow #WednesdayWisdom #SpringEquinox . [Description: a variety of fluffy clouds in the sky above a vast canyon landscape of colorful cliffs and buttes illuminated by sunrise light.] View from Verkamp's Visitor Center, NPS/M.Quinn

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Visiting the park this week? Gain quick insight into the geologic story of Grand Canyon at our "Geo

Visiting the park this week? Gain quick insight into the geologic story of Grand Canyon at our "Geo Glimpse" ranger program - daily at 2 pm (Yavapai Geology Museum, South Rim) Learn more about how this canyon formed and the science behind the landscape. (-mq 3/19/2019) . Shown in the photos, 3,000 ft. (915 m) below the high elevation rims of the canyon, soft & hard stone layers created an open benchland called the Tonto Platform. This plateau within Grand Canyon is similar in climate to the deserts of northern Mexico. Summer daytime temperatures often rise above 110 F(43 C) . #geology #Arizona #GrandCanyon #GrandCanyon100 #GoGrand #100yearsofgrandcanyon

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grandcanyonnps's Media: "Life is a great adventure - accept it in such a spirit." - Theodore Roosevelt
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#MondayMotivation

"Life is a great adventure - accept it in such a spirit." - Theodore Roosevelt . #mondaymotivation #traveltuesday #GrandCanyon #Exploration #Arizona #GrandCanyon100 #GoGrand #Geology . [Description: a hiker on a trail within canyon walls near the confluence of the Colorado River and turquoise blue Havasu Creek] NPS/Erin Whittaker

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Hi Everyone!
It's busy here in the canyon depths!
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The river is still brown.
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California Condors

Hi Everyone! It's busy here in the canyon depths! . The river is still brown. . California Condors have been hanging out at Plateau Point this week, several visitors and I saw two along South Kaibab Trail on my hike down on Thursday, near Mormon Flats. . The Cottonwoods are all sporting beautiful, bright green, new spring growth, and some brittle bush are flowering! . (*All overnight camping in Grand Canyon requires a backcountry permit) . Ranger Casey

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Here’s a recent time-lapse video of fluffy snow clouds moving over the Colorado River within Grand

Here’s a recent time-lapse video of fluffy snow clouds moving over the Colorado River within Grand Canyon. #fridayfeelingNPS Video/Grace Lilly . When approaching Grand Canyon from the east, you can enter through the east entrance at Desert View, and this will be your first view. . Video Description: The location is the overlook at Desert View Point, just beyond the watchtower. The foreground slope is still completely covered with snow. In the distance, we see the colorful cliffs of Grand Canyon with the river meandering at the lowest point in the landscape.

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Heavy, wet snow is falling here on the South Rim this evening, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
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Heavy, wet snow is falling here on the South Rim this evening, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. . Desert View Drive (Highway 64) between Grand Canyon Village and Desert View is now CLOSED - due to snow and hazardous driving conditions. . Avoid traveling tonight. Roadways are slick and icy. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Storm to clear Wednesday afternoon. -mq . #GrandCanyon #Arizona #AZWX #GrandCanyon100 #100YearsOfGrand #GoGrand #LateWinterStorm

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Some views from the South Rim on this Monday, March 11, 2019. The National Weather Service is telli

Some views from the South Rim on this Monday, March 11, 2019. The National Weather Service is telling us to expect wintry weather for the next 3 days - with rain and snow showers - then drier weather returning Thursday and bringing warmer temperatures into the weekend. -mq . #GrandCanyon #Arizona #Geology #100YearsOfGrand #GoGrand #GrandCanyon100 . The first photo is from just south of Yaki Point. The second photo is from just east of Yaki Point. NPS

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grandcanyonnps's Media: “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” - Rachel Carson . Nearing sunset, Saturday, March 9, 2019. The view is from Mather Point on the South Rim, where many travelers get their first view of Grand Canyon. . [Description: a small group of people watching sunset from behind a metal guardrail - on the edge of a cliff overlooking a vast canyon landscape of peaks and cliffs. A variety of clouds are in the sky.] NPS/photo

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grandcanyonnps's Media: “Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson . Sunset clouds with a pink lining this evening. Thursday, March 7, 2019. #GrandCanyon #Arizona #100yearsofgrand #GrandCanyon100 #GoGrand -mq Description: bright pink undersides of clouds at sunset, floating above a canyon landscape of colorful peaks and cliffs.

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Good morning from Grand Canyon National Park on an overcast Thursday morning, March 7, 2019. We're

Good morning from Grand Canyon National Park on an overcast Thursday morning, March 7, 2019. We're expecting a windy day, with some sunshine this afternoon, before a colder storm system will impact the Grand Canyon region Friday and early Saturday with strong winds, and rain/snow showers. The rest of the weekend should be dry and sunny with a high temperature near 45° F. . If you are Traveling this week, you can follow our weather conditions here: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm . Description: threatening storm clouds shadow distant peaks and cliffs on the far side of a vast canyon landscape. (NPS/Photo from Powell Memorial on the South Rim) -mq

Grand Canyon Powell Point Memorial
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