Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Grand Canyon Update

Just one week after we left the Grand Canyon, a four year old girl died after a fall at a section of the rim which had no barrier. It happens to be the spot where I got my first glimpse of the Canyon. No fence, no brick wall, no nothin'. I was so upset by the crowd nonchalantly moving towards the edge (remember I'm afraid of heights) that it made me cry. Here's the first photo I took there:

Park Rangers say this kind of tragedy is unusual. But I think it's a sober reminder that, though the view seems almost unreal (that's the first thing a lot of people say), the danger is VERY real. Respect it.

My heart goes out to the child's family.

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