I hope I'm not putting you to sleep with all these photos. The landscape was just so stunning though.
Here's the trail, getting down into a reddish layer of rock now:
Love the shadow patterns!
The trail is headed to a second tunnel that you can see in these next photos. In the first one, you can also see the trail snaking away below it.
More irresistible cloud shadows:
The skies were also very interesting that day:
Here's a mule-trip group heading up:
See, I really was there!
You can see the switchbacking of the trail in the lower part of the photo below:
I like this one, it has an "inside the canyon" feel instead of looking down like most of the rest:
This is the weathered rock on one part of the canyon wall, I think they get high winds and some extreme weather in some seasons:
In my next post... big horn sheep, up close! I should have those photos up in a couple of days, so don't go far...