THE GRAND HIKE

June 17-18, 2002

Examining the Artist's Signature


Views of and Within the Grand Canyon


Indian Garden Valley from South Rim

View of the Inner Canyon Bluffs from South Rim

Lee looking ahead to the hike into the Canyon

Rock formations dating back over 600,000 years

The grandeur of the Canyon from Hermit's Point

The continued grandeur from Hermit's Point

Sunrise on the upper rim of the South Kaibab Trail

Lee standing on a rock outcropping on the South Kaibab Trail

Chuck attempting to get the perfect panoramic picture

 

A look ahead at O'Neill Butte

Eventual sunrise on the upper Canyon wall

O'Neill Butte, on the South Kaibab Trail

A look ahead at Skeleton Point

Limestone wall switchbacks

A look back at the trail already hike

First glimpse of the Inner Gorge and the Colorado River

A view just past Tipoff and into the Inner Gorge

A needed rest on the Canyon wall of the Inner Gorge

First glimpse of the outer edge of Phantom Ranch

Afternoon on the Canyon floor, at Phantom Ranch

Lee, cooling off from the 120+ degrees by sitting in the Bright Angel Creek

 

Chuck, cooling off from the 120+ degrees by sitting in the Bright Angel Creek

Temperatures by early afternoon sent the thermometer to the very edge... and beyond. Best estimates were 126 degrees in the sun and 118 in the shade.

First view of the morning hike out of the Canyon, via the Devil's Corkscrew

Sunrise along the Devil's Corkscrew

Chuck standing in the Tapeats Narrows of the lower Canyon

Midway destination out of the Canyon: Indian Gardens

 

First glimpse of the South Rim; temperatures are already 90 at 7:00 am

Along the Bright Angel trail, looking back at Indian Gardens

Lee, taking a breather at the 3.0 mile rest area

A look back at the 3.0 mile rest area

A glance back at the lower Canyon

A perspective of the West Canyon dall

 

Chuck, enjoying a little shade in the Eye of the Needle on the Bright Angel Trail

Lee, enjoying a little shade in the Eye of the Needle on the Bright Angel Trail

A view of the narrow-at-times Bright Angel Trail

The end of the hike out of the Canyon - completed in 7 hours

Sunset on the Canyon - view from Mathers Point

Sunset on the Canyon - view from Mather Point

 

Sunset on the Canyon - view to the west

Sunrise on the Canyon - view to the east

Sunrise on the Canyon - view from Mather Point


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