Arizona Rocks to a new beat!


ant6 Hermit 5 Sapphire 3 Lava 4

A Springtime Storm

A link to a wonderful spring storm moving into Grand Canyon.

Coming Storm

Grand Canyon North Rim To Open This Weekend!

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon will finally reopen after seven months of closure. Each year the North Rim closes on October 15th and reopens on May 15. Highway 67 will reopen by 7 a.m. Saturday morning and Ranger programs will begin that afternoon. Grand Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also […]

Two Forms of Magic

Contagious and imitative Magic are the two forms of Sympathetic magic which is based on the foundation that things, through a secret sympathy, can act upon each other at a distance. Imitative magic acts through the Law of Similarity, i.e. things that are alike are connected. Voodoo dolls are “like” their target. In modern times […]

Short Review of “Hopi Song of the Fourth World”

Working with the handicap of having cameras banned from ceremonial dances and rituals, director Pat Ferrero puts together a thoroughly enjoyable journey into the philosophy of life as seen by the Hopi in her film “Hopi Songs of the Fourth World”. Emphasizing the cycle of life as the way of the Hopi, she pinpoints corn […]

Grand Canyon Construction Detours Begin Sept. 8

For three days, beginning September 8, 2009, the move to the new South Entrance road will begin. No public vehicle traffic will be allowed to access Mather Point and no non-commercial vehicles will be allowed access to the plaza at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. The rim trail will allow pedestrian access to Mather Point […]

Helping the Humpback Chub Make a Comeback!

The following is from a press release issued today by Grand Canyon National Park.

“Grand Canyon, Ariz. — On June 15th, 2009, the National Park Service, in conjunction with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service translocated 300 juvenile humpback chub […]

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is one of three National Monuments near Flagstaff, AZ. Sunset Crater is located 12 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona, and 150 miles north of Phoenix. Located within the San Francisco Volcanic field, Sunset Crater is one of about 600 volcanoes that can be seen in the approximate 50 mile by […]

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon

The escarpment on the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau provides a delight of nature that surpasses spectacular. Approaching Sunrise Point from the west, Bryce Canyon unfolds before us in the pre-dawn morning. Having never been to Bryce Canyon before, I was awestruck. Carved from the Tertiary Claron Formation, hoodoos extend throughout an amphitheater-like erosional […]

New page and pics-Grand Canyon hike

Another new page loaded with pictures from an early April hike from the south rim to the river and back. Look on Pages on the left for Grand Canyon hike.