Rich Rudow@richrudow

I live a Grand life

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Blue hour on the Grand Canyon Esplanade. I sat under an overhang where my bedroll was located for the night and watched the sky vent steamy soft colors after sunset. This place never disappoints.
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The freedom to sleep anywhere. Light enough to carry everywhere. This 21 ounce magic shelter has saved my bacon in the wickedest storms you could imagine in Grand Canyon. Thanks @hyperlite_mountain_gear !

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@pedromcbride and I didn't get much sleep this night dodging lightning bolts by hiding in my jeep, but the dawn exploded as the last squall blew through Western Grand Canyon.

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A bangerang sunset in the valley of the sun. Through the haze from California's fires, the long lens caught the monk praying to the sun god tonight on Camelback Mountain.

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People are so removed from the natural world that they don't know our night sky. Grand Canyon is one of the few places left in lower 48 where solitude, silence, and the night sky are like they were before the industrial revolution. It's stunningly beautiful. Let's keep it this way.
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@pedromcbride and I dodged lightning bolts in Western Grand Canyon the other night while my camera screamed vacuuming every last photon it could out of the dark abyss.

This is a composite of about 20 shots.  Huge thanks to my buddy @danransomphoto for guidance on how to create a composite image. Look up "Grand Monsoon" on Dan's website and you'll see the crazy coolest lightning shot ever done in Grand Canyon.

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Freeeedom! The advent of lightweight packrafts has enabled the broad exploration of Grand Canyon's slots.

#grandcanyoneering #grandcanyon #nps100 #packrafting #packraft


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Trolling a few old photos and stumbled upon this killer sunset gem with my through hike partner @atwood.mr. He's still there. Mesmerized.
#grandcanyon #grandcanyoneering #sunset #sunsets


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Grand Canyon: In the dog days of summer it's good to remember that weather like this can happen too. Great memories of a winter adventure sharing the cold with friends.

@pedromcbride
@kevinfedarkoauthor
@amysmartin21
+kellymcgrath

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Grand Canyon: it's a glorious pothole life when you find water on the Esplanade

#nps #nps100 #grandcanyon #grandcanyoneering


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Light. Cape Royal. The essence of the Grand Canyon swirls and sifts through the first monsoon storm of the season.

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#grandcanyoneering
#nps #nps100
#timelapse


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My good friend Chris Atwood saluting the Gods of light for a job well done. This is Grand Canyon at it's unspoiled best. It must remain this way. @atwood.mr

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Grand Canyon slots are often deep, dark, and very committing, but they yield unbelievable beauty.
#grandcanyon #grandcanyoneering #nps #nps100


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Riding an amazing April moon over the Superstition Mountains, Arizona

#moonphotography #mountains # #nightsky


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Western Grand Canyon: mind blowing tunnels through a complex landscape

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More nights like this ....
Western Grand Canyon
#grandcanyon #grandcanyoneering #nps #canyon #canyoning #canyoneering #nightsky


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Big cavern, little boats. Packrafting the Grand past Redwall Cavern on day two of a self supported packraft trip. Secret weapon: paddling the Alpacka Gnarwahl pre production. Day'em! Confidence inspiring in the big stuff!

#grandcanyon #nps #alpacka_raft #thisispackrafting #packrafting #grandcanyoneering


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Grand Canyon: Day 31. 2,000' below the rim of Kanab Point. A curtain of light appears in the darkness. Utter silence.

#grandcanyon #grandcanyoneering #nps100 #nps #sunrise #landscape


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Climbs like Honnold, runs like Bolt, bulldozes like CAT. Master of all ledges. The thinner the better. In Grand Canyon, he's the boss.
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Solitude. Silence. We are infinitely small in this Grand place in the Milky Way. Grand Canyon NP.

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What happens when you packraft a flood 57 miles into the Grand Canyon? You've gotta climb out.

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Potholes of water explode at sunset on Grand Canyon's Esplanade.
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A winter sneak through Kanab Creek in Grand Canyon National Park

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Let's hope that the first dawn of 2017 is as vibrant a beacon for good as this sunrise over The Dome in western Grand Canyon.

#grandcanyoneering #grandcanyon #sunrise #grandcanyonhikers #nps100 #nps


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Sometimes the sunset reflecting in the backyard pothole is even Grand

#sunset #arizona


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Since I through hiked Grand Canyon last Fall, I've been asked dozens of times what it was like. I've always found it difficult to describe the juxtaposition of incredible difficulty and stunning beauty. I've leaned on my photos to help tell the story and this one in particular sums it up nicely. Just thread your way through there! Ok - if you really want to know what it was like listen to Kevin Fedarko & Peter McBride articulate the challenge in a way I never could. The Dirtbag Diaries went live this morning here:
https://soundcloud.com/th…/greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts

#NPS100 #grandcanyon #grandcanyoneering


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