GRAND CANYON FROM THE INSIDE, PART I

Most people see the Grand Canyon of the Colorado from the rim or floating down the river. Only a few experience the intricate side canyons and seemingly endless tracts of the Tonto Plateau. I took these photographs on backpacking trips in the 1980s, long before the hydration craze. You were supposed to be thirsty in the Grand Canyon. By eliminating the weight of an extra water bottle, you could carry a lot of heavy, useless stuff like a twin-lens reflex camera. You may notice that a significant fraction of these images deal with shade and water.

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