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grandcanyonnps's Media: More snow is on the way tonight thru Sunday. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the Grand

More snow is on the way tonight thru Sunday. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the Grand Canyon Region. Travel during the day Saturday (1/5/2019) or wait until later Sunday evening to avoid the worst conditions. #azwx . Travelers can call 928-638-7496 for current Grand Canyon National Park road condition and closure information. (Recording) . Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. Follow Grand Canyon National Park weather and road conditions here: https://go.nps.gov/gcw . Grand Canyon National Park will remain open during the partial government shutdown. More information: https://go.nps.gov/gcs

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grandcanyonnps's Media: The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory for Arizona is now in effect until 12 am Tuesd

The National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory for Arizona is now in effect until 12 am Tuesday, January 1, 2019. 4 to 6 inches of snow are possible on the South Rim. Roads are snow covered and there is limited visibility. Use caution while driving. Some roads in the park may be closed. Weather and road info, and webcams with current conditions, available here: https://www.nps.gov/GRCA/planyourvisit/weather-condition.com Grand Canyon National Park will remain open during the partial government shutdown. More information: https://www.nps.gov/GRCA [image description: storm total snow forecast map provided by the National Weather Service indicating snow amounts forecast in Arizona]

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grandcanyonnps's Media: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Arizona on Monday 12/

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Arizona on Monday 12/31/2018 from 4 am through 5 pm. 2-4 inches of snow are possible on the South Rim. . This will lead to potentially dangerous travel conditions New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving. Follow Grand Canyon National Park weather and road conditions here: https://go.nps.gov/gcw Grand Canyon National Park will remain open during the partial government shutdown. More information: https://go.nps.gov/gcs . With the exception of posting weather advisories, National Park Service social media and websites are not being monitored or updated during the partial shutdown, and may not reflect current conditions.

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grandcanyonnps's Media: National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Northern Arizona from noo

National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Northern Arizona from noon Thurs. 12/27 through Fri. 12/28th 5 pm. 2-3 inches of snow are expected on the South Rim with the temperature remaining below freezing all day Friday and Saturday. . Travelers should expect winter driving conditions and some roadways may be temporarily closed while snow is cleared. . Grand Canyon National Park will remain open during the partial government shutdown. Park roads, lookouts, and trails at Grand Canyon National Park will remain accessible to visitors. . Visitor services provided by park concessioners and other entities will also remain open and operational, including lodging, restaurants and food service.

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grandcanyonnps's Media: During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, Grand Can

During the partial shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, Grand Canyon National Park will remain as accessible as possible while still following applicable laws and procedures. NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. . Park roads, lookouts, and trails at Grand Canyon National Park will remain accessible to visitors. Visitor services provided by park concessioners and other entities will also remain open and operational, including lodging, restaurants and food service, grocery stores, retail locations, bicycle rental, concessioner provided tours, and park shuttle operations. . . National Park Service (NPS) staffed visitor centers and contact stations will not be open and no NPS ranger lead programs or tours will be provided. Entrance stations to the park will be open but will not be staffed with NPS personnel. Most public restrooms in the park will remain open for visitor use. . The park’s Backcountry Information Center will be closed. Visitors with previously issued permits for backcountry camping or river trips on the Colorado River may proceed as permitted but no new permits will be issued during this time. Check-in procedures for backcountry campgrounds and Colorado River trips will remain unchanged. . NPS-operated campgrounds will remain open, but check-in/check-out and reservation services will not be provided. Visitors in NPS-operated campgrounds will not be asked to leave unless safety concerns require such action. Visitors holding campground reservations should be aware that there is no guarantee their reserved campsite will be ready and available should they arrive during a government shutdown. . The State of Arizona has provided donated funding to assist in keeping Grand Canyon National Park open and accessible for visitors. The funding provided by the state will be used for trash collection, custodial services for restrooms, and snow removal on trails and sidewalks. . . The National Weather Service is predicting winter storm activity and snowfall across the Grand Canyon Region, over the next week. Visitors should plan on winter driving conditions. -mq

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Winter Solstice Sunset 2018 from Hopi Point on the South Rim. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Seas

Winter Solstice Sunset 2018 from Hopi Point on the South Rim. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season from Grand Canyon National Park! The second photo shows the almost full moon rising over the canyon. NPS/Photos . #wintersolstice #solstice #rightnow #FridayFeeling #MerryChristmas #HappyHanukkah #HappyHolidays #HappyKwanzaa #SeasonsGreetings #FindYourPark #OptOutSide

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Morning light just reaching the Colorado River at Desert View on this Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Morning light just reaching the Colorado River at Desert View on this Wednesday, December 19, 2018. #RightNow #grandcanyon #arizona #Geology #DiscoverEarth -mq . [Image description: a tree covered hill in the foreground with a meandering blue river cutting through a colorful desert canyon landscape of slopes and peaks. NPS/photo

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Grand Canyon’s seemingly endless rock formations evoke shapes that only our imaginations can bring

Grand Canyon’s seemingly endless rock formations evoke shapes that only our imaginations can bring to life. Early mapmakers saw castles and temples in the rocks. Decade after decade, travelers have come to this spot to look for the “Duck on a Rock.” What do you see? . [Image description: a narrow stone shelf with a large rounded pinnacle extending above the ledge. a smaller, rounded rock on the very top of the pinnacle resembles the head and bill of a duck. NPS/photo] -mq #traveltuesday #GrandCanyon #Arizona #DiscoverEarth #EarthFocus #Geology

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grandcanyonnps's Media: The rim of Grand Canyon is made from a 300 feet thick limestone layer called the Kaibab Formation.

The rim of Grand Canyon is made from a 300 feet thick limestone layer called the Kaibab Formation. This yellow-beige colored stone has many marine fossils in it, including brachiopods, bryozoans, corals, crinoids and sponges. The fossil record suggests that the limestone was formed in a shallow, warm, sea, 245 million years ago. . #geology #GrandCanyon #Arizona #Nature #DiscoverEarth #EarthFocus . [Image description: a massive fin of limestone, forming part of a sheer cliff, stands out against another portion of the cliff in deep shadow.] NPS/Photo at Powell Point on the South Rim.

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grandcanyonnps's Media: “Nature tells every secret once.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Description: layers of stratified cliffs,

“Nature tells every secret once.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson . Description: layers of stratified cliffs, with those in the foreground a rust color, and those higher in elevation, beige. A bright blue sky overhead is almost covered by a patchwork of fluffy clouds. NPS/GRCABIC #GrandCanyon #Arizona #nature #Geology #NatureRX #DiscoverEarth #EarthFocus

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Afternoon shadows along the Canyon Rim Trail #RightNow Saturday, December 15, 2018. We’re expecting

Afternoon shadows along the Canyon Rim Trail #RightNow Saturday, December 15, 2018. We’re expecting mostly dry and sunny weather through the weekend, with a chance of showers on Monday and Tuesday. #GrandCanyon #Arizona #NatureRX [Image description: afternoon shadows make colorful peaks stand out against a backdrop of distant cliffs.]

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grandcanyonnps's Media: Here’s a view of our totally overcast sunset on this Friday, December 14, 2018. #FridayFeeling #Gra

Here’s a view of our totally overcast sunset on this Friday, December 14, 2018. #fridayfeeling #GrandCanyon #Arizona #Nature #RightNow #sunset . Hikers visiting this weekend should know that Bright Angel Trail is a sheet of ice until Kolb Seep. They should wear traction devices, use trekking poles, and possess a good sense of balance. The South Kaibab Trail is also icy, but hikers can mostly side-step around the icy patches. -mq . [Image description: view past snow covered slopes into a vast side canyon of colorful cliffs and distant peaks. Trails appear etched alongside a creek bed below.]

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