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American Gods, Mimbreno Point and Mescalero Point - 4/23/2021-4/24/2021

Created by Charles Miles on 5/21/2021. Updated on 5/24/2021.

2021 April Diana Temple from Mescalero Point in the Sunset
Diana Temple dividing the world into light and shadow. Charles Miles. 4/23/2021.

Foreign names - Brahma, Isis, Vishnu, Pollux - but unmistakably American Gods, 70 million year old geologic survivors towering above the eroding canyon.

Today I'm alone - hiking along the rim far away from the handrails and signs that guide the worship of the masses at popular Grand Canyon viewpoints.

At midday I pause on Mimbreno Point to watch Vespa's white house shining in the sun, setup camp on Mescalero Point where Diana's Temple splits the world into light and shadow, rise in the darkness to see Pollux in the moonlight and at first light greet the emerging pantheon.

With luck wind and weather will erase my footprints before the next pilgrim arrives at the edge to make traceless offering to these American Gods.

2021 April Vesta Temple from Mimbreno Point
Vesta Temple from Mimbreno Point. Charles Miles. 4/23/2021.
2021 April Diana Temple Shadow from Mescalero Point
Diana Temple Shadow from Mescalero Point. Charles Miles. 4/23/2021.
2021 April Sunlight thru the gap between Diana Temple and Mescalero Point
Sunlight thru the gap between Diana Temple and Mescalero Point. Charles Miles. 4/23/2021.
2021 April Tower of Set in Sunset Light from Mescalero Point
Tower of Set in Sunset Light from Mescalero Point. Charles Miles. 4/23/2021.
2021 April Moonlight on Pollux Temple from Mescalero Point
Moonlight on Pollux Temple from Mescalero Point. Charles Miles. 4/24/2021.
2021 April Looking Up Canyon from Mescalero Point
Looking Up Canyon from Mescalero Point. Charles Miles. 4/24/2021.
2021 April Standing on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Mecalero Point
Standing on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Mecalero Point. Charles Miles. 4/24/2021.

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