The Grand Canyon

  • by Xavier Zimms
  • Narrated by Charles Orlik
  • 0 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

TripAdvisor - The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon draws five million visitors annually, and with good reason. This incredible natural wonder that is 277 miles long and 18 miles across offers breathtaking views and is rich in geology that dates back 170 million years ago.
Before you book your trip to see this naturally occurring wonder of the world you need to read, TripAdvisor - The Grand Canyon: Everything You Have Ever Wanted To Know About This Naturally Occurring Wonder Of The World. This comprehensive guide will completely prepare you to get the most out of your visit information about:
Weather – it’s always unpredictable and you should be sure to check for the most recent forecast as it can change rapidly
Plants – Know what the flora and fauna you are looking at is called. The Grand Canyon is home to a richly diverse plant population of trees, brush and flowers.
Animals – what kind of wildlife will you see? Many creatures call the canyon home. Mountain lions, bears and rattlesnakes, oh my! No need to worry; just be aware they live there, and you are a guest in their “home” so be on your best (safest) behavior when you are there. You will also see plenty of harmless animals like bald Eagles, Beavers, pinyon jays and many different kinds of lizards.
Activities – Hiking, backpacking rafting and the famous mule treks are just a few of the fun ways you can spend your days. This guide to the Grand Canyon will give you some insider information on planning your excursions.
You must be sure to visit the Sky Walk, as there is no view quite like it from anywhere else around the canyon. If you have a fear of heights, now is the time to face it because this is a spot you don’t want to miss.
Keep this Grand Canyon ebook guide handy on your phone or tablet and be prepared to immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world.

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Sounds like he pieced it together from NPS site.

The book gives you information about the length, depth, weather, geology and plant life in the canyon. But don't know if I trust the data given as several of the touring tips are just incorrect. The Skywalk does not extend out of Grand Canyon National Park, it is on tribal land. And probably would have been helpful to mention that it is hundreds of miles from Grand Canyon Village, the main tourist area. And it implies you can get to Havasu Falls by car, which is impossible. Awkward phrasing, too many incomplete thoughts. Sounds like it was written by stringing together the NPS informational signs. Makes the down and back hike sound like a quick stroll. Mentions that you need a strong heart but not that the NPS strongly recommends not attempting it in one day, and advance reservations are needed and sometimes hard to obtain to stay at Phantom Ranch or to camp below the rim. The audio version suffers from a narrator that didn't get pronunciation guidance on the names of places, plants and native tribes.
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- Mary Frances

Compact pocket guide for the traveler

A bit too short for me, but very informative, for all that. Those who relish numerical facts will be overjoyed with this one, but I was more thrilled with the what and why of differences between the North and South Rims in character and climate. Overall, it seems to be a quick pocket guide for visitors from any country.
Charles O renders this piece very clearly and with a pleasant manner well suited to the material.
This book was a gift
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2015
  • Publisher: Proxy Publishing