Category Archives: Around the Park

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Image & Reality

Today we went to the Canyon for the last time as a group.  We watched the sun rise from Shoshone Point, and talked about how our perceptions of the Grand Canyon region and the Colorado Plateau have changed since our … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of the Sandals

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Written over the course of our last night on the river.  We visited an archaeological site not too far from our campsite the previous night.  We all started our “Day in the Life” entries at the site, but the rain … Continue reading

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Gates to Home

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From my journal, written over the course of a week.  I started writing it before a day hike with the NAU Hiking Club, and continued thinking about it throughout the week.  We even talked about it – I forget in … Continue reading

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Passing the Past

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The following is my reflective essay from our visit to the Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery and Shrine of the Ages.  This site is a religious facility, educational center, and cemetery.  Within the wooden fences of the cemetery lay prominent individuals … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Hunting for the Superintendent

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Tuesday: Tuesday started with bagels. And yogurt.  And everything you can imagine that goes well with either of those staples (cream cheese, jam, fruit, granola . . .).  Jacob and Megan came by early to formally introduce us to the … Continue reading

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From the Beginning

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This is my first journal entry (abridged) from our orientation week at the Grand Canyon, AZ.  I am here in Flagstaff, AZ at Northern Arizona University for the Grand Canyon Semester, an interdisciplinary experiential semester studying all facets of the Grand Canyon and the … Continue reading