Grand Canyon Sketches, July 2012

These drawings are sketchbook entries from our family rafting adventure on the Colorado River this summer. The sketch on the left is for my twelve year old daughter, Mira. It was an awesome trip!


To view more sketches, go to "Sketchbook" on this website, and click "Grand Canyon".


"The walls now are more than a mile in height ... A thousand feet of this is up through granite crags; then steep slopes ... rise one above the other to the summit. The gorge is black and narrow below, red and gray and flaring above, with crags ... on the walls, which, cut in many places by side canyons, seem to be a vast wilderness of rocks."


— A description of the Grand Canyon by John Wesley Powell, 1869