Saturday, October 19, 2019

Day 64 - Grand Canyon National Park

We drove into the park again from the RV park in Cameron, AZ. This time we drove all the way into the visitor's center. We left the car there and used the shuttle bus system for the rest of our exploring. It wasn't crowded though the Village area was kind of crowded. The viewpoints and trails were not. In most cases, there were just a handful of people at each one.


We started walking the Rim Trail at Maricopa Point with intermediate stops at Powell Point, Hopi Point, Mohave Point, and The Abyss. In some areas the trail was paved but most of it was nice gravel. Occasionally the trail would get lost as it had multiple branches. But generally, all branches led to the same point. At one point, near The Abyss, the trail narrowed down to just a 6" wide ledge with a steep dropoff.


It was a very pleasant hike and the temperature was just about ideal at around 65°F. And just like Antelope Canyon, the tendency was to take way too many pictures. So this is just a sampling.


By mid-afternoon, the clouds came it which resulted in pretty flat lighting. Also, the haze increased as the day went on. We arrived back in Cameron around 5pm. Tomorrow, we head further south.

2 comments:

SonjaM said...

Brilliant pics, Richard. And they pretty much look the same as the ones we took a while ago ;-) Same spots, same weather. Still breathtaking though.

RichardM said...

Thank you. I was looking through the pictures and wondered what prompted me to take some of them...