Cape Solitude.

June 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Anything we fully do is an alone journey.”  – Natalie Goldberg

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GC Beyond Desert View Old Road

http://www.downthetrail.com/overnight-hike-to-cape-solitude/

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“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” – Audrey Hepburn

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Cape Solitude GC

http://www.downthetrail.com/overnight-hike-to-cape-solitude/

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“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.”  – Brennan Manning

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Chuar Butte – this also happens to be the area of an airline collsion in 1956. At the time it was the deadliest accident in aviation history, and led to the creation of the FAA.

http://www.downthetrail.com/overnight-hike-to-cape-solitude/

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“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”  – George MacDonald

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Cape Solitude Grand Canyon

http://www.downthetrail.com/overnight-hike-to-cape-solitude/

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“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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View from Desert View at the Grand Canyon

http://www.douglasdolde.com/index.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=1&p=3&a=0&at=0

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“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”  – Aldous Huxley

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Colorado River from Cape Solitude

http://probstphoto.photoshelter.com/image/I0000RMga3VO5PUA

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“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.”  – Eve Ensler

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View S towards Cape Solitude

View S towards Cape Solitude, the large promintory on the southeast side of the confluence between the Colorado River and Little Colorado River

http://www.physci.mc.maricopa.edu/Geology/FieldTrips/ColoradoRiver/2004Summer/ColoradoRiver_su04_Images_Day03.htm

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“But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.”  – Thomas Merton

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Cape Solitude and the Little Colorado

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“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.”  – May Sarton

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Phantom Creek

http://www.downthetrail.com/hiking-upstream-in-phantom-creek-and-the-miners-route/

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“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”  – C. S. Lewis

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Lower Miners Route GC

http://www.downthetrail.com/hiking-upstream-in-phantom-creek-and-the-miners-route/

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“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”  – Jodi Picoult

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Lower Miners Route GC 2

http://www.downthetrail.com/hiking-upstream-in-phantom-creek-and-the-miners-route/

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“Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportianate, the absurd and the forbidden.”  – Thomas Mann

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Lower Miners Route GC Deer

http://www.downthetrail.com/hiking-upstream-in-phantom-creek-and-the-miners-route/

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“As soon as we are alone,…inner chaos opens up in us. This chaos can be so disturbing and so confusing that we can hardly wait to get busy again. Entering a private room and shutting the door, therefore, does not mean that we immediatel;y shut ou all our iner doubts, anxieities, fears, bad memories, unresolved conflicts, angry feelings and impulsive desires. On the contrary, when we have removed our outer distraction, we often find that our inner distraction manifest themselves to us in full force. We often use the outer distractions to shield ourselves from the interior noises. This makes the discipline of solitude all the more important.”  – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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