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20 days ago (2020-02-04 09:53:05)

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Morning light over Desert View on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.
The Grand Canyon is sacred to many tribes of the desert Southwest. For the Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo, the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers holds special significance. For many, this is the place humanity came into this world. Many tribes to this day undertake long pilgrimages by foot to this place, to visit the site in the way their ancestors did, and honor their sacred traditions.

In recent years, this place has seen a number threats from proposed development. One such recent threat came in the form of a proposed project called “Grand Canyon Escalade”. To be constructed on Navajo land just above the confluence, this mega resort would have serviced up to 10,000 tourists daily, shuttling them by gondola, from the rim above to the canyon bottom, and the sacred confluence of these two rivers. In addition to the tramway, the original plans included hotels, shops, an elevated riverside walkway, amphitheater, and sculpture garden below the rim.

In 2017, after years of resistance, the Navajo council overwhelmingly decided to reject Grand Canyon Escalade. However, the future of this place is far from certain. In addition to the fears of subsequent Grand Canyon Escalade proposals, environmentalists and tribal leaders are now engaged in a fight to stop two proposed dams on the Little Colorado River, only a short few miles upstream of the confluence. .
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indefinitely_lost Profile
@indefinitely_lost posted 20 days ago

Great shot ! Amazing landscape 😍

felixschreiner_ Profile
@felixschreiner_ posted 20 days ago

The canyon looks wonderful with the light 👍🏻

pere_elvira Profile
@pere_elvira posted 20 days ago

Muy bonita 😮

majamidzor Profile
@majamidzor posted 20 days ago

Beauty, dude, pure beauty! 👌😍😍

jaredboazphotography Profile
@jaredboazphotography posted 20 days ago

Killer colors dude👌

travelwithmiriam_ Profile
@travelwithmiriam_ posted 20 days ago

Nice shot!

ourcrossings Profile
@ourcrossings posted 20 days ago

Wow, brilliant capture🤗

pixelmama Profile
@pixelmama posted 20 days ago

So glad development plans were thwarted. This is no place for a ridiculous resort. I hope future plans are blocked as well. Such beautiful morning light you captured. I need to get back there. The GC misses me too! 😊

logski_photography Profile
@logski_photography posted 20 days ago

Amazing shot!

joncarbaugh Profile
@joncarbaugh posted 20 days ago

Beautiful John! That was a huge victory for sure! I hope they can keep up the fight, it is hard on them!

joncarbaugh Profile
@joncarbaugh posted 20 days ago

We just started booking our September rim to rim trip, can't hardly wait, never been down.

intothewild.wego Profile
@intothewild.wego posted 20 days ago

Beautiful John

mooncampjoshuatree Profile
@mooncampjoshuatree posted 20 days ago

🔥🔥🔥

josephszarko Profile
@josephszarko posted 20 days ago

Sweet shot. Great colors.

the_lost_coast Profile
@the_lost_coast posted 20 days ago

amazing shot @wilderness_john

roamfreerebecca Profile
@roamfreerebecca posted 19 days ago

I will never get tired of this view 😍

philipp.grf Profile
@philipp.grf posted 19 days ago

love these colors man 😍

creekside36 Profile
@creekside36 posted 19 days ago

Amazing ❤️

wexplorations Profile
@wexplorations posted 8 days ago

Amazing light!!!

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