It is an amazing phenomenon the process of erosion. The Grand Canyon is a product of erosion as the river cut through layer after layer after layer of stone, continuously deepening its groove while revealing striking strata of colors that are the catalyst for the millions of oohs and aaah and the awed silence of visitors when faced with its wonder. The Colorado River runs deep throughout many of the canyons in Utah producing splendid landscapes along its path.
We camp in this spot along the river and it is hard to fall asleep because I don't want to miss a moment of the shifting beauty as the sky changes and the moon and stars illuminate the landscape and then as the sun arises and floods the scenery with color and light. It's one of my fave camping sites, one that is quiet except for the sounds of nature. You can see the ancient path of the river and the exposed rock that tells the story of the river's past. It cuts down, down, down. It sounds so simple but the result is stunning.