After leaving Zion (the day after the Angel’s Landing hike), we’ve headed over to the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Bridge over the Grand Canyon is always a good stop.
The Navajo Bridge (up near Page, AZ) is the first place that the Grand Canyon is narrow enough to put a bridge. It is also a place with California Condors.
When I was there last year, not a one was to be seen. But this time . . .
I was standing on an older, discontinued bridge, and that condor is on the underneath superstructure of the new bridge.
Oh, look! It’s good old #73.
Obviously, they tag them and keep careful track of them.
Here are a few more shots.
It looks to be doing a bit of grooming.
At Zion National Park (which supposedly also has a few of the condors), it was pointed out that they really aren’t much more than oversize turkey vultures.
Yeah, but . . .
They have a nine-foot wingspan.
From Navajo Bridge we entered the Grand Canyon National Park at the east entrance, stopping at Desert View. I used my photo stitching software to create this panorama shot.
(Click for the 2400×482 pixel version.)
The right side shows the Colorado River coming at us from the north, and the left side shows it heading away towards the west.
It’s worth the trip.