The two intrepid backpackers!
First view of the canyon as we start down the South Kiabab.
Beginning of the long trek down.
The South Kiabab "chimney".
Our destination, far below.
Approaching "ooh, aah" point.
View of Cedar Point.
Break time at Cedar Point.
View of trail across O'Nielle Butte.
Cremation Creek in the foreground.
Rest stop at Cedar Point.
No water here!
Down, down, down!
Mules on the trail.
The Colorado River in the Inner Gorge.
Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel camp ground at the bottom of the Inner Gorge.
Made it to our first night destination.
2nd morning after a good night of rest.
Mule deer doe, on the Tonto trail.
View of Yavapai Point at highest point.
Closeup of Yavapai Point observation platform.
Burro Springs. First water source on the trail.
A little further is Pipe Spring and more water.
Strange little bronze colored frog at Pipe Springs.
Large lizard at Pipe Springs.
View of Plateau Point in the distance.
View of swithbacks on the Bright Angle trail to the South Rim.
Our campsite at Indian Garden.
View from Plateau Point.
Colorado River from Plateau Point.
Mules at Indian Gardens.
View of Indian Garden from Plateau Point trail.
Chopper dropping supplies at Indian Gardens.
Our goal, the South Rim on day 4. Elevation gain 3500' in 5 miles.
On the Bright Angel trail.
Water and rest!
3 mile rest stop from above.
Indian Garden in the distance.
2nd tunnel near the top.
Final view of the Canyon. Farewell old friend!