Starting on the Bright Angel Trail
Crossing the Colorado on the Silver Bridge
Near Bright Angel Point on North Rim
Ken Patrick trail somewhere....lots of snow on North Rim
Low use and faint trail. Tough going.
Plenty of blow down
North Rim, near Inspiration Point
Ed Abbey was right. Everything in the desert/canyon pokes.
Looking out over Painted Desert
Painted Desert w/ Marble Canyon
Very steep snow chute that happened to be across a slanted and very steep portion of the Nankoweap Trail. I slipped and a tree broke my fall. If not for the tree another 150ft down to nowhere. (Paul was the smart one)
Paul, on the thin ledges of the Nankoweap Trail
Sunrise and breaking camp @ 530 on this lookout off the Nankoweap Trail
Nankoweap Creek. Much needed water. Had none for most of the last evening until late morning.
Ancient Nankoweap graineries
Bushwacking/x-country for 5 miles along the Colorado in 95 degree heat. tough.
Stumbled upon a National Park Service research team of bird and beetle counters. Gave us a ride across the river and downstream for a bit the following morning. In the mean time free cooked dinner and breakfast. Awesome River-magic
NPS set up for dinner, dishwashing, and lounging
Sacred Hopi Salt Mines seen from river
Nate was one of the two river guides who happens to be an archeologist too
Paul, The Geology Professor, on the right on the red Espalante
Paul on the awesome Escalante Route
Through the interesting geology of Seventfive Mile Creek
Rest for the night at Papago Creek. Too bad the wind was relentless so went back into the dry creek bed
Paul was about to step on this young Grand Canyon Rattlesnake barefoot while washing up
Junction to Page Springs. Old mining equipment.
yummy Page Springs
View of Horseshoe Mesa while on the Grandview Trail
Didn't want to leave that day.