Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Grand Canyon in competition for 7 Wonders of Nature

The Grand Canyon is one of 261 sites nominated to be selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature by global vote. Online voting continues until July 7, 2009, when 77 semifinalists will be winnowed down to 21. A popular vote will continue into 2011 when the 7 winners will be announced. The Canyon is the U.S. entry although two US/Canada border features are also in the running - Niagara Falls, and Lake Superior.

With the Grand Canyon being put up against Mount Everest, Loch Ness, etc, I wonder if we need to come up with a local monster to give the Canyon the same kind of buzz that the Yeti and Loch Ness monster impart to those sites.

Anyone have suggestions for an Arizona version of Nessie? And I don't think "Granny" is going to make the cut.

1 comment:

  1. Growing up in Arizona, I heard many a tale told of the "Mogollon Monster."

    Your blog is great, thanks for all your efforts,