Sunday, July 22, 2007

#227 The Grand Canyons

How many grand canyons are there?

Let's see. There's THE Grand Canyon, of course.

And also out west, there's the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

And then there's the Grand Canyon of the East and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania.

But did you know Virginia has a Grand Canyon too? Yup. Breaks Interstate Park in southwest Virginia is called the Grand Canyon of the South.
The gorge is 5 miles long and 1/4 mile deep. With all the flora and fauna, it's sometimes called "The Grand Canyon with Clothes On." Besides the gorge, there are two other cool things about the Grand Canyon of the South.

First, the Notches! Come one rock hound, come all. These are some fascinating rock formations.
Second, the morning fog!
We should write a book. There's probably a grand canyon in each state. We’ll call it The Grand Canyons of the United States. Who's with me?

Yours in appreciating the grandness of all canyons,


  1. That Would Be TellingJuly 23, 2007 at 5:14 PM

    Great idea. Be sure to include Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon":

    However, this former Floridian is having trouble thinking of a candidate from the Sunshine State. Perhaps some North Miami Beach street bordered by humongous buildings would suffice, or one of the larger subdivision-eating sinkholes, or in a pinch the University of Florida's gigantic football stadium.

    Indiana has some nice small canyons at places like Turkey Run State Park.

    And speaking of Indiana, Mississippi will have to nominate the large empty space inside Trent Lott's head.

  2. What about the grand canyon of Nebraska? Wait a minute...that's the ditch in my back yard!