Grand Canyon: rim to rim to rim+

  • Date:
    2013/04/28 to 2013/05/02
    Car-to-car:
    5 days
    Trip type:
    backpacking
  • Day 1

  • On the south rim of the Grand Canyon heading down the South Kaibab Trail.
    On the south rim of the Grand Canyon heading down the South Kaibab Trail.
  • O'Neil Butte and the South Kaibab Trail.
    O'Neil Butte and the South Kaibab Trail.
  • Lindsay helps keep tourists away from the outhouse while our friend (who is on trail crew) cleans them.
    Lindsay helps keep tourists away from the outhouse while our friend (who is on trail crew) cleans them.
  • Looking down on the switchbacks from Skeleton Point to the Tonto Plateau.
    Looking down on the switchbacks from Skeleton Point to the Tonto Plateau.
  • Zoroaster Temple across the valley.
    Zoroaster Temple across the valley.
  • Meg shows off the outhouse on the Tonto Plateau.
    Meg shows off the outhouse on the Tonto Plateau.
  • Lindsay wading in the Colorado River.
    Lindsay wading in the Colorado River.
  • Cactus garden!
    Cactus garden!
  • Prickly Pear Cactus flower.
    Prickly Pear Cactus flower.
  • Day 2

  • In Cottonwood Camp.
    In Cottonwood Camp.
  • Uncle Jim Point
    Uncle Jim Point
  • The North Kaibab Trail is crazy!
    The North Kaibab Trail is crazy!
  • Crazy!
    Crazy!
  • At Bright Angel Point on the north rim.
    At Bright Angel Point on the north rim.
  • We were the only tourists on the north rim and had the whole campground to ourselves.
    We were the only tourists on the north rim and had the whole campground to ourselves.
  • Our dinner spot on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
    Our dinner spot on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
  • Day 3

  • At Ribbon Falls.  There was a nest of young birds in the cave.  We could hear the young birds call out whenever the mother bird flew through the curtain of water to bring them food.
    At Ribbon Falls. There was a nest of young birds in the cave. We could hear the young birds call out whenever the mother bird flew through the curtain of water to bring them food.
  • A Canyon Tree Frog near Ribbon Falls.
    A Canyon Tree Frog near Ribbon Falls.
  • Napping in the sun.
    Napping in the sun.
  • Camp on night #3 at Bright Angel Camp.
    Camp on night #3 at Bright Angel Camp.
  • Day 4

  • On the Tonto Plateau.
    On the Tonto Plateau.
  • Lonetree Creek.
    Lonetree Creek.
  • Camp on night #4 at Grapevine Creek.
    Camp on night #4 at Grapevine Creek.
  • Our lovely slick rock dinner spot by Grapevine Creek.
    Our lovely slick rock dinner spot by Grapevine Creek.
  • Day 5

  • On our way back up to the south rim on the Grandview Trail.
    On our way back up to the south rim on the Grandview Trail.
  • That was a great first trip for our brand new backpacks.
    That was a great first trip for our brand new backpacks.

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