National Geographic : 1913 Nov
0_ earth top crust 't the /rcx~ Cixyoix You ride along the brink of a mile-deep abyss. You breathe thin air and pure, with scent of pines and cedars. You descend a safe trail into earth' s depths. And camp, at night, far down below, shut in by stupendous walls that shut out the world. Many glorious camping trips can be taken at the Grand Canyon of Arizona. All are under management of Fred Ilar vey; you are assured every comfort con sistent with "roughing it de luxe." Not all these trips are feasible for midwinter; but the inner-canyon camps are open the year 'round. One outing requires a three days' stay down in the titan of chasms. Another leads across the Painted Desert to the mesa home of the ilopi Indians. Still another is to the underground home of the Supai Indians, in Cataract Canyon. Or camp in the pines along the rim be yond Grand View. A more strenuous jaunt is across the Canyon to the wild game wilderness of Kaibab Plateau. And always you are confronted by that most marvelous of Nature's marvels, the Grand Canyon of Arizona. To say that it is a mile deep, miles wide, hundreds of miles long, and painted like a sunset, only begins to tell the story. For the rest, go and see for yourself. Fortunately, the way there is easy, as a side trip from Santa Fe transconti nental trains. Round-trip fare, Williams, Arizona, to Grand Canyon, is only $7.50. El Tovar Hotel, managed by Fred Har- vey, provides highest-class entertain ment. At Bright Angel Camp the charges are less. You can glimpse the scene in a day. Stay three days or a week, and see more of it. A word regarding the Santa Fe's through California trains: The California Limited is the king of the limiteds-all- steel Pullmans-daily the year 'round -between Chicago, Kan sas City, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco - exclusively for first class travel -has a sleeper for Grand Canyon. The Santa Fe de Luxe -once a week in winter season -extra fast, extra fine, extra fare -between Chicago and Los Angeles. Three other daily trains -all classes of tickets honored -they carry standard and tourist sleepers and chair cars. The Santa Fe meal service is managed by Fred Harvey. On request, will send you our two illustrated travel books, -'Titan of Chasms - Grand Canyon "and "To California Over the Santa Fe Trail." W. J. Black, Passenger Traffic Manager, A. T. &S. F. Ry. System 1082 Railway Exchange, Chicago "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."