Keith’s canyon

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StoryCorps participant and long-time Park Service Ranger Keith Green (pictured above) is legally blind, but that doesn’t prevent him from appreciating the Grand Canyon. He and his wife, Nancy Green, came to the StoryCorps booth to talk about their life there. Keith and Nancy’s descriptions of the sights and sounds of the canyon inspired us to visit.

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We were welcomed into the national park by another StoryCorps participant, Helen Thompson, and a snow storm. Here, StoryCorps facilitators Emily Janssen and Piya Kochhar stand in front of the Grand Canyon Vista on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Not to be discouraged (Keith had told us that the snow-covered canyon is a sight to see) we nestled into the lounge at the historic El Tovar Hotel for some warm drinks and to commiserate with other snow-covered travelers.

We emerged several hours later, not to be disappointed. To these city girls, it was a grand canyon indeed.

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