Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Grand Circle

Along with the really funny WTF moments for foreign tourists ("I asked a woman if it was true that all Americans carried guns and she pulled a revolver from her purse.") there are also some pretty entertaining My First Visit to America travelogues.  One was so stupid, a bunch of drunken British young men behaving stupidly, that it was unwatchable. 

Another one was a very professionally edited journey along The Grand Circle from Las Vegas in a circle through what are the premiere Southwest national parks: Arches, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Zion, and the Grand Canyon.   This young man brought along his mother, which was good because his UK driving license was expired, so she did all the driving.   Both very fit; they hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in a bit more than four hours. If you have never visited these parks, you will want to after seeing this. I have never been to Bryce but I want to do so now.


  1. From our family trip in that same area three years ago.

  2. Four hours? I'm not sure many members of the Sierra Club of my acquaintance could make it that quickly.
    Now I have to see if it was rim-to-rim or out and back from the North or the South rim.