Spring Training via the Grand Canyon

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As you read this I am in Arizona covering Spring Training in the Cactus League. Between now and opening day I will have reports from Arizona about the 15 teams training for the regular season around the Phoenix area.

A mule tour making its way to the canyon floor.
A mule tour making its way to the canyon floor.

All the West Coast teams are here in Arizona of course: the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Oakland A’s, the, L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Angels, the Arizona Diamondbacks; the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants,

but we’ll also find the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers.

We will cover as many of the teams as possible as Major League Baseball gets ready for the regular season.

Claudia-Grand Canyon7Before getting to Phoenix, I stopped at the Grand Canyon. Arizona has a lot of beautiful places to visit, including the 10 Cactus League training facilities, but the most spectacular location of all is the Grand Canyon. It is one of the seven great natural wonders of the world, and one of the most viewed national landmarks in America. It was carved out of rock over millions of years by the Colorado River. Hikers and mule trips climb down to the river and then back up, using one of the five trails at the South Rim or the 13 at the North Rim.

This is the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. If you have never been here before, it is well worth the trip.

 (All photos by Claudia Gestro)