Mule Train

Uploaded: June 24, 2011 03:14:37


These tourists are taking the 12 mile mule ride to the famous Phantom Ranch. This has to be booked very far in advance. Taken on the Bright Angel trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. We were hiking on this trail when this was taken. The hikers always take the inside to let the mules pass.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 85.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Gord MacEachern June 24, 2011

Hi Tammy, great image here, love how you even captured the dust. 12 miles, hmmm, I think I would need a good pillow, lol.. #1387718

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 24, 2011

What a great experience - Excellent pov and capture Tammy!! #9481590

Michelle Alton June 24, 2011

A fabulous capture, Tammy. Almost sure to be a winner for you. SURE to be a favorite for me! #9481753

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 24, 2011

Fantastic capture, Tammy! What an experience! Love this comp and the dust! #9481817

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Thanks so much Gord, Jeff, Michelle and Courtenay. #9481837

Robert R. Goodman June 24, 2011

Hi Tammy,LOL!!That not easy on the behind.Good thing is they have never lost passenger.Absolutely beautiful my friend,Have you ever wonder why we call it The Bright Angel!!!! #9481840

Douglas Pignet June 24, 2011

tough being the last great capture #9481872

Freddy Bland June 24, 2011

Agree with Michelle, sure to be a winner, Tammy! Outstanding capture!!! #9481904

Carolyn M. DAlessandro June 24, 2011

Great image Tammy...well done with the dust and lighting..beautifully captured. #9481936

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Terrific capture Tammy ... I also love the dust being kicked up. Years back, I remember them saying they never lost a passenger (I still didn't do it lol)! #9481942

Amy M. Wilson June 24, 2011

Wow... OUTSTANDING capture and a winner in my book too - love it, Tammy!! #9482026

Renata Gusciora June 24, 2011

Fantastic capture,greatly composed with fabulous mood to it,Tammy! #9482088

frank w. degenhardt June 24, 2011

These pictures of the west are all so beautiful and all pictures that would bring so much beauty to any room in the house. Gorgeous colors, breath taking scenes.
I agree about someday this would be a fun ride. I can only imagine what they get to see but know it would be worth it. Beautifully composed, I love the whole theme and I especially love how you even got the dust being kicked up. Amazing work my friend.
Have yourself a most wonderful day. #9482104

Monnie Ryan June 24, 2011

Fabulous capture, Tammy - definitely my choice for how to get in and out of anywhere in the Grand Canyon! #9482114

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer June 24, 2011

Oh I love that you captured all the dust here, Tammy. It says all about the scene. Very well done on this beautiful image. #9482205

David Phalen June 24, 2011

Terrific POV with wonderful colors and clarity!! #9482230

Tammy Espino June 24, 2011

That's quite a hike, don't know if I would trust the mules, mine would see a snake and probably throw me over the edge!! :) A wonderful capture!!! #9482428

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 24, 2011

A dusty ride, terrific capture of the group. #9482635

Tiia Vissak June 24, 2011

a wonderful scene! #9482662

Robert R. Goodman June 24, 2011

Hi Tammy,When John Wesley Powell expedition was exploring the Grand Canyon.One of hardest thing to find was drinkable water.They couldn't drink the water from the Colorado river,it was not clean and unsafe.As matter fact they called the Colorado River the Dirty Devil.When they got to the point of what we call the south rim today they found a beautiful clear creek that they could drink from.John Wesley Powell stated it,it was like seeing a Beautiful Bright Angel.And that is why we call it the Bright Angel my friend!!!! #9482664

Marijana Fajgl June 24, 2011

Fantastic capture, Tammy! #9482919

Stephen Zacker June 24, 2011

Cool. That dust really makes it #9482944

John Connolly June 24, 2011

This looks like a wonderful way to spend the day, Tammy! The dust in this well composed image adds so much realism to the scene! #9483101

Ron McEwan June 24, 2011

Shirley and I took the mule ride from the North Rim a few years ago. It is worth it. The hikers had to doge the piles etc LOL. It is an experience we wont forget very soon. #9483226

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic June 24, 2011

Looks like a fantastic adventure and I'm sure the views are something to look forward to at the end of this trek, with the dust, bumpy ride and all. Great capture! #9483337

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic June 24, 2011

This image is fabulous. I love the perspective and the dust kicking up. Oh wait was that dust on your lens too. #9483509

Ellen Hodges June 24, 2011

Fantastic light and pov, Tammy!! Outstanding capture in every way! Very much enjoying your images of this trip!! All are wildly great!! #9483547

Mike Clime June 24, 2011

Nice capture and like the dust, Tammmy! #9483594

MELODIE C. ROBERTS June 24, 2011

Awesome capture Elly May
I feel like I am on the horse in the rear #9483595

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Thanks so much Guys. #9483630

Carol L. Fowler June 24, 2011

Wonderful capture! I don't know- I was thinking as they passed me when I hiked that narrow, steep trail that I would rather trust my own feet rather than the mules'!!! #9483846

Mary K. Robison June 25, 2011

Instead of sipping margaritas by the pool, these tourists are having an authentic Old West experience.
Good for them, Tammy! And this is an excellent capture in the midst of your hike.
Now, can anyone tell me where I left my shaker of salt? #9484172

Avril Young June 25, 2011

wow, how awesome, would love to do that..what fun...terrific capture Tammy! #9484213

Ray Thoms June 25, 2011

WOW...a great image Tammy...have to imagine you might walk a little funny afterwards though.... #9484416

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 25, 2011

Thanks Carol, Mary, Avril and Ray. I agree for sure, Ray. #9484442

Thomas E. Hinds June 25, 2011

This is a great image, Tammy! Love the dust rising! Glad you weren't forced to the outside! LOL! #9484776

Susan Weisensel June 25, 2011

Love it Tammy, something I have always wanted to do. #9485707

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 25, 2011

Thanks Tom and Susan. #9485714

Karen Celella June 26, 2011

Sign me up too! Wonderful capture, Tammy. #9486424

Brett Dolsen June 27, 2011

Awesome how good is this Tammy!!! #9488728

Phyllis H. Burchett June 28, 2011

Great shot Tammy, I've been in the Canyon rafting and camping for 10 days but I have this on my bucket list as well. #9492767

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Thanks Karen, Brett and Phyllis. #9492788

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