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photoblog image Point Imperial Perfection

Point Imperial Perfection

Point Imperial is the highest viewpoint on either rim, at 8,819 feet.

From here, we gaze over golden Gambel's Oak to Mount Hayden (8,362'), and

beyond Nankoweap Canyon a mile below. Most of the prominent features are

named... Chuar Butte (6,394'), the Little Colorado Confluence, Gunther Castle

(7,199'), Butchart Butte (7,061'), Alsap Butte (7,484'), Siegfried Pyre (7,914'), and

beyond it all is the Marble Platform and the Painted Desert of the Navajo Nation.

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 77b.jpg

Point Imperial Perfection

Point Imperial is the highest viewpoint on either rim, at 8,819 feet.

From here, we gaze over golden Gambel's Oak to Mount Hayden (8,362'), and

beyond Nankoweap Canyon a mile below. Most of the prominent features are

named... Chuar Butte (6,394'), the Little Colorado Confluence, Gunther Castle

(7,199'), Butchart Butte (7,061'), Alsap Butte (7,484'), Siegfried Pyre (7,914'), and

beyond it all is the Marble Platform and the Painted Desert of the Navajo Nation.

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 77b.jpg

comments (21)

the fiery tones at the bottom are strong counter balance to the cool blues of the sky, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Ayush! The Grand Canyon is such a colorful place!
Magnifique avec le feuillage doré en premier plan.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Martine!
Just magnificent, Elizabeth...and I love that the prominent features are named.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Ginnie! I knew YOU would appreciate that!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2017, 06:01
I never tire of seeing images of the Canyon. Seeing it from the different side of the Canyon adds a whole new level of interest. I like your composition with the golden oaks.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad, Alan! 'cuz we have a lot of them! It's such a remarkable place, and I'm so blessed to be able to visit so often! Thank you!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2017, 06:05
gobsmacked
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2017, 06:19
Very I M P R E S S I V E, Elizabeth...this is quite the view and I love the top picture with those golden leaves and that 'imperial view'...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it, Astrid! I just LOVE this particular spot! All the colors, and you can see forever!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Dec 2017, 06:33
It seems as if every feature of the canyon has a name
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Just about - and I try to find a resource to tell me so!
Wouah....impressionnant !!! Magnifique
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine! This looks pretty much how I saw it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Dec 2017, 07:03
A mile below ... now that is a canyon. In that top picture, one can clearly see that this side is higher ground.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And 277 miles long... smile Thank you, Louis!
So colorful and contrasty...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Pretty much how I saw it!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Dec 2017, 07:55
It is difficult to take it all in - it must be overwhelming to be there, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, indeed, Lisl!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Dec 2017, 08:25
It just goes on for miles.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well yes.... 277 miles to be exact!
Wow, so much to take in from each and every view point
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, Martin! You never look at any part of this place and just go... "meh"! smile
Stunning shot, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Tom!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2017, 14:46
That vibrant splash of foliage seems to mirror all the layering Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Anne! I sure thought the gold really set off all the other colors!
Both shots contain a crowning glory. Wonderful shots altogether.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Mary!
Both good pictures, especially the top one. I still can't take onboard the concept of say walking a mile along a flat road and then turning that distance in to a vertical and the canyon being that deep in places.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Brian! I like the way you put that... it gives the fact a visual!
Fabulous contrast between the leaves and desert, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Graeme! Appreciate your visit this day!
This is just stunning E.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Bill! Pretty much how I saw it!
Well done with the patch of colour Elizabeth. nice shots.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, kind sir! XOX
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 3 Dec 2017, 15:17
Gorgeous fall colors that you've incorporated into these shots!! I am still amazed by the rich colors that the Canyon exudes in its rock formations from this rim.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Steven! The colors are, as you say, so rich from here!

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