Video: Mule Ride Up North Kaibab Trail
Workers were installing stone on the trail to make it easier and safer to hike.
North Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail Hike to Indian Garden (9 mile r/t)
At this point in the hike, we were VERY happy to see the 3-mile rest house. We are one-third into our total hike.
Another view of the 1.5-mile rest house on Bright Angel Trail.
We encountered some deer on the trail with us, shortly after sunrise.
Our mule ride guide giving us a break and a chat.
On the mule.
Bright Angel Trail
Mule trains are a constant presence on Bright Angel.
South Kaibab Trail
Things that grow in the desert.
Desert View Watchtower
The view of the canyon from the Watchtower. You can see very clearly how the Colorado River winds its way through the canyon.
Closeup of the Colorado River.
Ice cream at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Granola topped with bananas and blueberries from Bright Angel Lodge Restaurant.
Roasted vegetable and pesto pasta from Bright Angel Lodge Restaurant.
Calamari from Providence Oyster Bar at TF Green Airport.
A rustic gate at the Watchtower.
Architect Mary Jane Coulter used "unexpected" rocks and stones in her design.
From the second floor deck of the Watchtower.
Our last stop before leaving the park: a watchtower along the eastern rim that was design by Mary Jane Colter and built in 1932.
The second floor deck of the Watchtower.
The view of the canyon from the second floor of the Watchtower.
I got a little obsessed about spotting the Colorado River. Here it is from Moran Point along East Rim Drive.
Along the eastern part of the Grand Canyon, there is a nice drive with plenty of lookout points on East Rim Drive.