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November 12, 2010

Hiking the Grand Canyon a monumental experience

By CARSON WALKER
Associated Press

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About 4.5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, but most visit in summer and relatively few venture below the rim. But for the well-prepared who are relatively physically fit, hiking into the canyon is safe and offers an experience that’s difficult to duplicate.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — About 4.5 million people visit this natural wonder every year, with relatively few venturing too far below the rim — where the trails along the cliffs offer constantly changing 3-D views that quite simply are otherworldly.


 
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