On our way into Phantom Ranch, we just about tripped over these two deer.
A further way up the trail, we finally arrive at Phantom Ranch. Great welcoming party too!
Here we are just relaxing at Phantom Ranch. While taking a rest, Herb and I did the usual, ate and had a few glasses of Lemmy. Lemmy is lemonade and without a doubt, the best lemonade ever. We stayed about 45 minutes before heading out.
Herb leading the way to Silver Bridge
Creek that runs next to Phantom Ranch
Herb approaching Silver Bridge
Crossing Silver Bridge
Looking upstream at the Black Bridge from the Silver Bridge
Downstream view of Colorado River from Silver Bridge
Right turn to Bright Angel Trail
Final look back at Silver Bridge.
The river trail is a nice break between all the downhill of South Kaibab and the impending uphill of Bright Angel.
This is where the Bright Angel Trail takes a left turn and the uphill begins.
Plenty of water crossings on the Bright Angel Trail
As you can see, the uphill is just beginning!
Herb overtaking a 20-something youngster on the trail.
Yes, we hiked up that trail; that's the good news. Bad news is, almost 4 miles more to go!
Waterfall on the Bright Angel Trail
Indian Gardens, just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
Puts us about halfway to the top.
More uphill, it's just one though.
Looking back down the Bright Angel Trail into the canyon. Sunset is approaching.
Grand Canyon is getting smaller.
3 mile rest house - that means there's 3 miles to the top!
Looking back at 3 mile rest house and the uphill trail.
Center of picture is Indian Gardens, with trail on the right, and sunset quickly approaching.
Climbing still, on the far left is Indian Gardens with plenty of trail we just hiked.
Moon rise over the Bright Angel Trail.
Moon was playing hide and seek with us.
Bright Angel Trail trail head, still smiling, the best climb out we've ever done. Felt like we could have done it again!
Williams Arizona is growing up - they now have a Denny's. It's nice to have breakfast there. On the way out there was this sign:
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