Hermit’s Trail, Grand Canyon

[Southwest USA]

I was on the “Tonto Platforms” – the mid-level mesas sitting 3,000 feet down. I walked in a state of marvel for 50 miles. It was so continually and deeply quiet that I was disconcerted by the ringing in my ears coming from the minor ear damage I got from playing music too loud years ago. It’s rare that I ever hear it.