Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Plateau Point, Grand Canyon, Arizona
The extensive plateau's in the Grand Canyon plunge the hiker into a different world. While hiking on these extensive miles long, almost flat areas, you feel like you are surrounded by mountains and lose most of the sense of being in a canyon. Some, like the Plateau Point, have definite marked trails, others are so remote and inaccessible as to be virtually on another planet. When cliffs are the main point of attraction, it is hard to focus on the flat areas that accentuate the huge drop off into the depths of the Canyon.