~ARIZONA~

I was still behind schedule as I would be for the remainder of my trek. So I had to pass on Phoenix, the Lake Mead Recreation Area, and Flagstaff, not to mention all those things I would have seen along the way. So I opted for the direct route from Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon. (photos on the page linked at the bottom)
Arizona is another desert state, studded with mountains and mesas. I did get to see the longest remaining strip of Route 66 at Kingman, AZ. But the highlight of this portion of the trek was, of course, the Grand Canyon.
I hope you enjoy the photos of Arizona.






More than 60 years after construction Hoover Dam still stands as a world-renowned structure. The dam is a National Historic Landmark and has been rated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders. If you would like to read the statistics, go to: Hoover Dam FAQs

The Visitor Center

From the Arizona side

One of the Spillwaays

From the Nevada side

Showing the Highwater mark

The Colorado River after the dam

The Colorado in the distance

A closer look at that bend

Another canyon of the Colorado Basin

A volcanic rock formation

Another formation of volcanic rock

An odd rock formation with trees

Route 66 in downtown Kingman

Strip mining, if the coal holds out there will be no mountain left

If it doesn't hold out, the mountain will end up like this


OK, that's enough of the teasing. To get to the Grand Canyon click this photo.


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