Monday, October 18, 2010

Bright Angel trail, part 2

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...


  1. So glad that you made it into the canyon this time...can't wait to go in 2012! Your photos are stunning. Let me know if you have any contacts (or know someone else who does) for who could tell me more about rafting companies there and help me to choose one. I'd like to raft about a third of the way, to the Phantom Lodge, and then hike out...just don't know which of the many companies to book with.

  2. I don't know of any companies for rafting, I never looked into that, but I want to go rafting there sometime too, it looks amazing. So much to do there, I'm sure I'll be going back again in the next few years.