In May some hikers informed us about a troll they had see in The Grand Canyon in Arizona. Never before have we heard about troll observations in the area, so we figured these hikers have had an exhausting hike back up from the 5000 feet (1,500 meter) deep canyon and that they had been having hallucinations. About a month later we received some photos from the same hikers, which proves that there really is a Grand Canyon troll.
The troll just jumped onto the trail from nowhere and preformed a troll dance right in front of the hikers. After this strange ritual it took short a break on a tree that was leaning out over the side of the steep canyon. Suddenly it just jumped off the tree, and disappeared just as quickly as it had appeared.
The Grand Canyon is Arizona's #1 attraction. It is 277 (443 km) miles long and varies in with from 5 miles (8km) to 18 miles (29 km). It was 5 or 6 million years ago when the Colorado Plateau began to uplift. As the plateau rose, the Colorado River cut it's way through the plateaus many layers of rock. At the bottom of the canyon you can find a layer of rock that is more than 2 billion years old. The rocks that are found in the Grand Canyon represent 1/3 of our planet's age. During the summer the inner canyon can get over 110 degrees F (43 C), which makes it an unpleasant place to be for human. The best time to visit the canyon is September through November, and in April and May. May people go hiking in the canyon, while others choose to go river rafting for weeks down through Colorado River.
During the winter you might get some snow on the rim, which makes a beautiful contrast to the colorful layers of rock further down in the canyon.
Photos provided by Frank Sand°y, which has a large collection of photos from the Grand Canyon as well as from many places in Norwegian. Frank is the Managing Director of Fotomania.no
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