On South Kaibab below The Kasbah, on the way to Skeleton Point — the real half way.
From the South Kaibab between Cedar Ridge and Skeleton Point.
The South Kaibab is not for the faint of heart… as my friend found out in THE CANYON CRAWL.
Views like this, Buena Vista, really slowed our descent.
Magic Hour Afternoon
These moments on the trail never seemed real. We’d just stop and stare… and lose track of time. It was probably the main reason it took us so long to make distance that first day.
Mules… Riders… Hikers
Spot the Mule Riders coming up the trail toward the hikers.
Below Cedar Ridge, a.k.a., The Kasbah
Skies wreak havoc with DSLR sensors, but editing can make it look fake. Printers have an even more difficult time rendering authentic tone. This is pretty damn close. People don’t believe the sky can become turquoise until they see it happen with their own eyes, and sometimes not even then.
South Kaibab Serenade
I always wished we had something besides water with which to toast these views. As the book reveals, it would have been better if I would have at least used the water.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it. Until you try this form of hiking, you can not appreciate the difficulty, or the ravage it puts on your body… especially if you’re of a certain age.
This light show on South Kaibab made everything look softer than it was. Grand Canyon is very much the world of deception beyond La Mancha.
And a tree growing out of a rock. Full disclosure: one of the six hikers is unseen in front of another. So, look for five hikers.