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WPC: Door to Eddie’s Place

Door to Eddie's Place in the Kanab Creek Wilderness, western Grand Canyon by Steve Bruno
Door to Eddie’s Place in the Kanab Creek Wilderness, western Grand Canyon by Steve Bruno

Welcome to Eddie’s Place.  There are no roads here, and you will have hiked at least ten miles to get here.  Deep in the Kanab Creek Wilderness on Grand Canyon’s western edge, the building comes as a surprise along the route to most visitors.  Eddie was a veteran who returned with leprosy, and was given the chance to live out his years far away from society.  This was long before any wilderness designation was assigned to the region.  It’s been over ten years since I visited last, but I have a feeling this durable structure is still intact.  I feel sorry for the mule that had to bring in the cast iron stove, however.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door.”

WPC: Broken

If you travel at all, you will eventually come across something broken and abandoned.  It’s in our nature, being so much easier to just leave something behind once it has outlived its usefulness.

Here in the US, cars seem to be a popular item to dispose of once they are broken.  I have encountered numerous cars and trucks left for nature to swallow up.  It’s sad when someone determines that the cost to tow and repair a vehicle outweighs the value of said vehicle.

Some things would require far more effort and cost to remove once they become broken.  This mining operation, above, would be a perfect example of that.  I’m sure it was perfectly functional when the people decided to move on, probably because they had exhausted the material they were mining.  Nature eventually reclaims everything, and is slowly working her magic on this remnant of civilization.

Other examples of broken: a broken rainbow broken rainbow a broken down ranch grain tower OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

canyon walls broken from rockslide Soap Creek Canyon In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.”

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