This morning we drove to Desert View and worked our way back, stopping at a number of viewpoints. Our other stops included Navajo Point, Lipan Point, the Tusayan Ruins, Moran Point, Grandview Point and an unnamed viewpoint. All these had our cameras clicking madly!
The Tusayan Ruins are the remains of an Anasazi village. Several farming families occupied this small pueblo for a short period beginning in A.D. 1185. No attempt has been made to rebuild the structures, but archaeologists have worked to protect the ruin from degradation. It is one of more than 4,000 archaeological sites recorded within Grand Canyon National Park. On most days the San Francisco Peaks, considered sacred by several tribes, can be seen from this site.
Late this afternoon, we rode the shuttle bus to Hopi Point for sunset photos. What a gorgeous place for sunsets! Not only was the sunset itself beautiful but the fading light and shadows created constantly changing faces to the canyon walls and rocks.
After returning home, I set to work trying to figure out what was going on with my little Apple computer. I finally decided to re-install the operating system. Of course this meant that I had to re-install all the software, too. By the time I had finished, it was very late. Even so, I couldn’t rest until I had tried uploading the photos taken today. It worked!!! Now I need to figure out how to deal with those images from yesterday’s disaster.