ʻO kahi kipa i ka Grand Canyon o ka Colorado

Ua hele ka moʻomeheu ʻAmelika a puni ka honua i ka lima me kāna ʻoihana moʻomeheu ikaika. ʻAʻohe kānalua, ʻike mākou i nā wahi, nā kihi, nā wahi, ma waena o ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa, ʻaʻole mākou i hehi wāwae a i ʻole moemoeā mākou e kipa: ʻo ia anei ka ʻO Grand Canyon o ka Colorado kekahi o lākou?

Me ke kanalua ʻole, he ʻāina kūpono ia e ʻike ai. Hoʻonui lākou i kona nui, kona hanohano, kona mau nani i hūnā ʻia. ʻO ia ke kumu i kēia lā e nānā mākou i kēia ulia kūlohelohe i hoʻokumu ʻia he mau miliona mau makahiki i hala aku nei e kali nei no mākou i ʻO Amerika Hema.

Ka Nui Canyon

He pali ia ʻo ke kahawai i hana i ka muliwai ʻo Colorado ma ʻAlikona. Ana 446 kilomita ka loa a 29 mau mile ke ākea. Ma kahi hohonu loa aia ma kahi o 1800 mau mika.

I kēia lā ka ʻāpana āpau kahi ʻāpana o ka Pāka Aupuni ʻo Grand Canyon a me kekahi o nā mālama ʻōiwi, ka Hualapai a me ka Navajo. Ua hana ʻia ka canyon ma kahi o ʻelua biliona mau makahiki i hala a i kēia lā ua ʻae nā kānaka hulihonua i kekahi mau ʻelima a ʻeono miliona paha makahiki i hala aku nei ua hoʻokumu paʻa ka muliwai ʻo Colorado i kāna papa, e hana ana iā ia a e hoʻonui mau ana a hoʻonui i ka māwae.

ʻOiai he awawa hohonu ia, ʻaʻole loa ia ke kahawai hohonu loa ma ka honua, aia kēlā ma Nepal, akā nui loa ia a nani kona hoʻonohonoho hoʻonohonoho nani.

ʻO Grand Canyon mākaʻikaʻi

Hoihoi i nā malihini kipa ʻelima miliona i kēlā me kēia makahiki aʻoi aku ma mua o 80% he kamaʻāina US ʻoiai ke koena mai ʻEulopa. Pono e ʻōlelo ʻia pēlā aia ʻelua mahele: South Rim a me North Rim. ka Wehe ʻia ʻo Rim Hema i ka makahiki holoʻokoʻa A i loko o nā mahina kauwela, ma waena o Iune a ʻAukake, nui aku ka nui o ka poʻe akā i ka wā o ka puna ua makemake nui ʻia a like ia i ka hāʻule, mai Kepakemapa a ʻOkakopa.

ʻIke nō, i ka hoʻoilo e heleleʻi ka nui o nā malihini kipa no ka mea anuanu. I ka 'oiaʻiʻo, pani ka North Rim i ka hoʻoilo a wehe ʻia ma waena o Mei a waena o ʻOkakopa inā maikaʻi ke aniau. He mahele ia e loaʻa kūlohelohe i nā kipa ʻē aʻe ʻaʻohe ona pono kūpono e like me kona kaikaina mai ka hema. Ma waena o lākou aia 350 mau kilomita, ma kahi o ʻelima mau hola o ke kalaiwa.

ʻO ka South Rim a ʻo Extreme South paha ma kahi o 2300 mau mika o ke kiʻekiʻe a me ka North Rim ma kahi o 2700 mau mika. He kiʻekiʻe loa ia i hiki ai i kekahi ke maʻalahi. Ua hala ka muliwai ʻo Colorado ma kahi o 1500 mau mika ma lalo o ka South Rim, ma lalo pono, no laila ʻike wale ʻia ia mai kekahi mau wahi kūlana kiʻekiʻe i hoʻonohonoho ʻia.

Inā makemake ʻoe e ʻike a laila pono ʻoe e lawe i kahi jip a hana i ʻelua a me ka hapa mau hola mai ka Hema Hema a Lees Ferry. Eia ʻo Lees Ferry ka muliwai "kūhelu" a he mau mika wale nō ka hohonu. ʻO ka South Rim he 100 mile mai Williams, ʻAlikona a me 130 mai Flagstaff, ke kūlanakauhale i lawelawe ʻia e nā kaʻaahi Amtrak. Mai aneʻi hiki iā ʻoe ke hopu i nā pahi i Grand Canyon.

ʻO ka Far North kahi wahi liʻiliʻi a ʻoi aku kahi mamao aku. ʻAʻohe kahua mokulele a i ʻole ke kahua kaʻaahi e kokoke ana i hiki ai iā ʻoe ke holo ma laila ma ke kaʻa. Hiki iā ʻoe ke kiʻi i ka mokulele i Las Vegas, 420 mau kilomita i ke komohana, akā ʻaʻohe halihali lehulehu i kēia ʻāpana o ka paka. ʻo nā kaʻa ʻōhua kau wale e hoʻopili i ka hema a me ka ʻākau i ke kau. E like me kā mākou i ʻōlelo ai, wehe ka Rim Hema i kēlā me kēia makahiki ma nā hola he 24.

Manuahi nā pahi holo ma nā wahi lehulehu o ka Grand Canyon. E hoʻomanaʻo i ke komo ʻana i nā wēlau ʻelua ma ke kaʻa e pili ana i kahi kalaiwa ʻelima hola. No kāna ʻāpana, wehe wale ʻo ka North North mai Mei a ʻOkakopa, kahi noho a me kahi hoʻomoana. Paipai mau ʻia e hana hoʻokoe. Mai ʻaʻa e hoʻokele no ka mea aia ka hau, no laila pono e ʻōlelo ʻia ʻaʻole pono ia e hana i kahi mea adventurous a puni.

Ma ke ʻano maʻamau hoʻokumu ʻia nā hana ʻoi loa i ka mea i kapa ʻia ʻo Extreme South Akā ʻo kā mākou hana e pili i ka manawa i loaʻa iā mākou. Me nā hola ʻelua hiki iā mākou ke hele wāwae ma waena o nā kiko panorama mai Mather, Yaki a i ʻole Yavapai, me ka loaʻa o ka hapalua lā hiki iā mākou ke aʻo iki e pili ana i ka moʻolelo kālaihonua o ke kahawai ma kekahi o nā kikowaena kipa, hele ma ka paikikala a wāwae paha ke ala Greenway a hiki i Paraje Pima a lawe i ka moku ʻo Hemrit Airway.

Hiki iā ʻoe ke kau inoa ma ka nā papahana ranger, akā pono ʻoe e ʻike i ka ʻōlelo Pelekania, ʻoiaʻiʻo. Inā loaʻa iā ʻoe kahi lā holoʻokoʻa aia hou aʻe nā ala hele lōʻihi e hana, e laʻa me ka South Kaibab a i ʻole ka ʻānela Bright, a i ʻole ma ke kaʻa e hana ai i ka Ke Alanui Waonahele View. A inā he ʻelua ou mau lā, kūpono no ka mea ʻaʻole mākou e hele i kahi lōʻihi e hele wāwae i kahi mau hola ʻelua, maopopo leʻa, hiki iā mākou ke hoʻolālā i nā hana like ʻole ma ke kaʻe.

ʻOiai hele mai kahi mamao aku hiki ʻole iā mākou ke noho me ka hema loa, pono mākou e kipa i ka ʻākau ʻākau loa. I kēia hihia he ʻōlelo aʻoaʻo mau e hoʻolimalima i kahi huakaʻi akā hiki iā ʻoe ke koho e hele wāwae, holo kaʻa jip, holo mule, a i ʻole backpacking e ʻike i nā mea nani o ke kaona.

He puka komo kā ka Grand Canyon National Park? Ae, ka puka komo komo pū nā wēlau ʻelua a kūpono no hoʻokahi pule, ʻehiku lā, no laila he manawa kāu e hoʻonohonoho ai i ka huakaʻi. Inā hele ʻoe ma ke kaʻa pono ʻoe e hana i kahi palapala ʻae no $ 30. Inā ʻoe e hele ma ke kaʻa uila, ʻoi aku ka liʻiliʻi o ke kumukūʻai a he 25 kālā. ʻO ke kanaka makua ma ka wāwae a i ʻole ma ka paikikala a i ʻole ma ke ʻano he lālā o ka hui e uku ana he 15 kālā.

Inā hoʻoholo e hoʻomoana ana i loko o ka pā pono ʻoe e uku, no ka pō. Pono ʻoe e puke a kūʻai koke aku kēia mau ʻano likiki no laila mai hiamoe. A inā ʻaʻole ʻoe makemake e hoʻomoana a laila aia nā hōkele a hale hoʻokipa. ʻO kahi noho wale ma ke kumu o ke kahawai ʻo ka Phantom Ranch me nā keʻena i mālama ʻia a hiki i 13 mau mahina ma mua.

A ʻo ka mea hope loa, ʻaʻole hiki iā mākou ke hoʻomanaʻo akā ʻaʻole ka Grand Canyon ma New York a i ʻole Orlando akā ma kahi kihi mamao loa o ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa. ʻO ka manaʻo kēia ʻaʻohe ou ʻoluʻolu i hāʻawi ʻia e nā kūlanakauhale nui, ʻaʻole hoʻi ma nā ʻano o nā kahua kaʻa, nā lawelawe haukapila a me nā wahi kaʻaila. He huakaʻi ia mai ka hoʻomaka a hiki i ka hopena no laila pono ʻoe i nā kikoʻī āpau inā hele mākou iā mākou iho, ʻo ia hoʻi, ka hoʻolimalima ʻana i kahi kaʻa a kaʻa kaʻa paha. Inā ʻaʻole ʻoe makemake e ʻeha i nā paʻakikī, a laila aia mau nā huakaʻi.

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