Grand Canyon National Monument

There is a special collector’s issue of Arizona Highways magazine (Dec 1918) that contains photographs taken by Barry Goldwater. A politician by trade, but a photography by passion.   Goldwater captured the emotions of scenic Arizona landscapes and the native cultures on black and white images.

Goldwater was often asked when was the best time to see the Grand Canyon. His response was “-absolutely anytime and in any season”. But his favorite place to be was on the south rim watching the darkness being overtaken by the dawn one more time.

Breathtaking always.

About the Author

Joy Grand Canyon

Joy taught environmental sciences at Southern Vermont College and became active in outdoor land use.  Joy now lives ‘off-the-grid’ near the Grand Canyon on an acreage with solar power, and hauls water for her own needs and for her struggling raised-bed desert garden, dogs, cat, chickens, and Garrett-the-goose. Joy has rafted the Colorado River from Moab to Lake Mead, hiked many of the trails, and stayed at Phantom Ranch several times either by hiking or by mule.  Learning and reading is her passion, and she is constantly learning more about the Grand Canyon.

Joy is well traveled but never found a place that was more well suited for her than the Grand Canyon.  This is her home.  Stop in the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and allow her to share her home with you.