I recently made a brief visit to the Grand Canyon. It was a crowded day at the park, but some of the most enthusiastic visitors were those with four legs. Here’s what I saw.

This guy who could barely contain his excitement…

Pup at the Grand Canyon

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… at being here:


This world traveler, who couldn’t wait to hit the trails…


…somewhere down here:

The Grand Canyon.

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This pup, who was frankly worn out after a long day…


…of exploring this:

This aficionado of Ansel Adams photography…


…who had no patience for these crowds:


And finally this firm believer in the principle of carpe diem…


…who just wanted to stop taking pictures and explore.


— Jim Dalrymple II



Written by Jim Dalrymple II

Urbanism and travel writer. Also a journalist covering the news.

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