Above is this weeks free desktop. This week we move back a place I do truly enjoy showcasing, Grand Canyon National Park, this time around, taken from the South Rim. Grand Canyon is one of the top parks in America and when the opprtunity rolls around again to feature a wallpaper of this amazing place, I find myself doing a lot of smiling while preparing the switch ( this place is awesome!). For me, the true scope of this wonder cannot be conveyed in words or photos, to truly appreciate the marvel, you have be here standing on the rim attempting to breathe in the beauty. This weeks photo is from Grandview Point, a wonderful overlook on the Desert View Drive. This was shot looking northeast, late afternoon back in June 2005. Now to give you some idea of what you're looking at here, start at the center of the photo, you will notice a shadowed ridge. This is the north side of the canyon in which the Colorado River now flows. If you follow it right to just before the tree and up just a bit, you will see a reddish ridge (it's about 5.5 miles away). Just above this, around 7 miles away, you can make out a twisted section of the Colorado River. Go back to the red ridge and go left, there is a light topped formation all by itself. This is Solomon Temple around 4.75 miles out. Continue left to another light topped formation, Sheba Temple about 4 miles away. Every formation in this area has a name, but in the interest of saving you from me trying to point out each one, lastly, close to the photo's left edge, below center there is a red feature which really sticks out, this is Horseshoe Mesa. How was that for a tour? (: There really are numerous opportunities for staggering views both from the North and South rims (and you might not believe it, but there is a big difference between the two), and at times, you'll find yourself literally within only a few feet of the rim, most of the time with no rails or barriers to get in the way of this amazing experience! There are many miles of trails to hike, a few 4x4 roads to explore, and actually being able to venture down into Grand Canyon itself (from either the North or South rim) makes this an experience where you'll be hard pressed to run out of new possibilities for exploration. This is a park everyone needs to visit at least once, so sit down and plan a trip here (it will be be something you'll never forget). (;

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