We started at roughly 7 a.m. with the goal of hiking down via the South Kaibob and back up on the Bright Angel trail. It was quite dark initially and temperatures were in the 20s at the top of the rim.
Scene along the South Kaibob Trail.
My batteries were dead on my "good" camera so I used my iphone and got this interesting shot.
The sunrise created dramatic effects on the red rock.
There are small stations along the trail that provide water and restrooms. This is fairly early on the South Kaibob.
Wow, what a view. Looking downward at switchbacks on the South Kaibob trail. We were starting to get into the 'challenging" terrain, hugging the side of the canyon. My fear of heights took a real beating.
Shot of a trail. Stay to the left...the left.
Stopping at Indian Point (I think) campground on the way back up on Bright Angel trail. The cottonwood trees were beautiful in their autumn foliage.