The Grand Canyon - Coming Home from Overland Expo

We were lucky enough to be able to take some additional time off after Overland Expo to enjoy the drive back to Idaho.  We decided to make a quick stop at the Grand Canyon as Krista had never been.  We were rewarded with one of the most impressive sunsets I have ever had the privilege of watching.

Smoke from nearby wildfires filled the canyon and created a dramatic display of yellows, oranges, and reds. Distant side canyons shown like layers, with their ridge lines progressively getting softer and softer, until they could not be distinguished from the next.

As the sun set behind the horizon and the sky began to darken, the canyon transformed once again before our eyes.  The side canyons, once shades of grey and black, turned to wonderful shades of blue.  I looked around and discovered we were the only ones left enjoying the sunset.  It is times like these I am most thankful for my wonderful wife and travel companion and for being blessed with the means to travel and see the world.