There are no words to adequately describe the Grand Canyon, or the feelings it evoked as I stood on the edge, no barrier separating me from the Canyon. There are no words to describe the sunset we saw from Cape Royal. We spent the last two nights of our trip at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon sleeping outside under the stars made brighter by moonless nights.
There are also no words to describe the absolute silence we found along the Hole in the Rock road outside of Escalante as we returned from hiking in Spooky Canyon , Peek a Boo, and the Dry Fork of Coyote Gulch. Silence. No buzzing insects, certainly no cars or planes, not even the wind was blowing.
It's for moments like these that we humans need wild places.