Few places play bigger than the hype. One of those is the Grand Canyon.
I know some people get bored by the big hole in the earth.
I never do.
One of my favorite things about today was watching people come off the tour buses and see the looks on their faces when they see the canyon for the first time.
They look like kids seeing and tasting candy for the first time.
"Wow" was their most popular word.
I strolled along the famed Bright Angel Trail for a bit, chatting with a park ranger who said there are 10 -- 30 calls for help a year from May to August, ranging from issues such as dizziness and heat stroke to twisted ankles and dehydration.
The condors are also back. The ranger said there about 300 of the giant birds soaring around Grand Canyon.
The rim trail is a great way to get to know the place. It's paved, with some easy access to the edge of the canyon.