"Chuckwalla's Domain, Clear Creek Trail , GCNP "
During the Great Depression, thousands of poor unemployed young men joined the CCC (the Civilian Conservation Corps) to support their families back home. They worked on conservation projects in our parks, and built many Grand Canyon trails and buildings – including the Clear Creek Trail and this lovely stone bench. The bench’s schist slabs and nearby granite spires were originally formed underneath a huge mountain range in the ancient continent of “Laurentia”. “Laurentia” and the mountains which covered these rocks are long gone. So too are the young CCC men. The bench remains to remind us of them.