Here we go!
At the South Kaibab trail-head ready for our decent from the South Rim into the canyon.
Going down & down & down...
Switchbacks galore on the South Kaibab Trail.
On the dark side ~
Early Morning light hasn't hit the south side ... these folks at the aptly named 'Ooh Aah Point' look awfully small silhouetted against the vast Grand Canyon.
Grand Staircase -
The Kaibab Trail is a real work of art.
Taking in the view at Cedar Ridge ~ South Kaibab Trail.
Staying limber during a rest break.
Don't look down ...
Looking down on the Colorado River (those tiny dots in the water are rafts).
Our destination, Phantom Ranch & Bright Angel Campground are in the green ravine to the right of the river.
On the Kaibab Suspension Bridge over the Colorado River.
View of the Colorado River from the Kaibab Suspension Bridge.
Looking back at the Kaibab Suspension Bridge en-route to Bright Angel Campground.
Bridge over Bright Angel Creek
View of Bright Angel Creek with the Kaibab Suspension Bridge in the background.
Bright Angel Campground
A cold one awaits hikers at the historic Phantom Ranch.
Quote on the wall at Phantom Ranch.
Day Two ~
North Kaibab Trail along Bright Angel Creek to Cottonwood Campground.
Things are looking up ...