Entering the Skywalk Central to surrender the camera and cell phone to a locker.
No Personal effects, including cell phones, backpacks & cameras are allowed on the Skywalk.


Hualapai Indian Tribe's Seal

Seal commemorates the Great Spirit created Man and Woman in his own image.
In doing so, both were created as equals. Hualapai American Indian Reservation was created in 1883,
It has nearly 1,000,000 acres which includes 108 miles of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon.
Note the seal is encircled by tall pine trees, representing the tribe's name of Hualapai PEOPLE OF THE TALL PINES

Hualapai Tribe's Website

Hualapai Tribe's Tourism Website

Hualapai is pronounced Wa-La-Pie translated as "People of the Tall Pines"


Looking northward towards Guano Point where a cable car use to travel across the Colorado River
They use to mine Guano (bat droppings) for fertilizer.


Posing with the
Home of the Hualpai Indian Tribe's Seal Commemorative Plaque
1883 Hal' Bay Nyu WA


View of the West Grand Canyon


Another look at all that rock


Posing for another Grand Canyon picture while holding my $15 Gift Shop Photo, taken while on the Skywalk.
Hualapai professional photographers will take a 5 picture series of poses of you, or your group, then give you a claim number
stub, to enable your review in the Gift Shop, if you should be interested in purchasing one of the various offered photo packages.
This is done through a Wi-Fi Wireless camera image downloading system.


Some estimate it took around 17 million years to make all these rocks and erosions..


Various types and colors of rocks around here, could use a geologist explanation for a lot of these.
There appears to be quite the variety of Sandstone, Limestone, Granites, Ash, Lava etc.


A few canyon wall openings provide a safe look down at the Colorado River.


First of many views south, around Guano Point.


Guano Point Viewing area


On top of Guano Point. I have video clips of the Guano Point area.
In the 1930s, the Bat Cave workers dug up and bagged guano (Bat Droppings)
Bags were loaded onto the Colorado River ferry barges.
Guano was especially known as good fertilizer for roses.


In this picture you can see where the steel cable carried a gondola across the 7,500 feet of the canyon,
or 2,500 feet above the river line, That was the high tech method of the 1950's.
They eventually ran out of Guano and the mine closed, but the cable remained across the river until.......
1961 when an aircraft from Nellis Air Force Base struck the cable, severing it.
The plane RTB'd (Returned to Base).  The local residents fought with the NPS (National Park Service),
over the status of the dangling cables. The Feds wanted them removed.


A little closer view to the cable car location of Guano Point. 
This is also the area where you can walk down to the canyon if you have the time and stamina.


On top of Guano Point. I have video clips of the Guano Point area.
I'll have to get around to extracting more still images from my video clips one of these days.


Looking northward towards the former cable car area at Guano Point.  There were large old "Bat Caves".
Guano is Spanish for "Bat Droppings", actually means any droppings from seabirds or bats.  This accumulated
Guano (bird/bat excrement) is very valuable as a horticulture fertilizer which contains about 11 to 16 percent nitrogen,
8 to 12 percent phosphoric acid, and 2 to 3 percent potash. 


Tourist Attraction Direction Informational Sign.


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Life on the rocks just south of the Skywalk.


EAGLE ROCK

Can you make out the Eagle in the rock with its wings spread out?
That's why they call this place "Eagle Point"
This image was also extracted from a panoramic video clip I had taken.


The lady in pink/orange shirt would be history if a wind gust would come along.
I don't think she needed to get that close to edge to see that Eagle.
The other people at least had enough sense to stay back a foot or two.


Would you risk seating your child on the edge of a 4000 foot drop off just to take this picture?


Another still photo extracted from a video clip looking northward at the Skywalk


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