from the comfort of your chair in the seven minute video below.
I do not recommend this hotel. It is over priced for average at best accommodations.
If you stay here on a hot day like I did, you will find that the air conditioning is completely inadequate.
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I started my day with a nice two mile hike through the desert.
The hike wouldn't have been bad if weren't for the thick sand I had to trek through. There was a reason for my hike other than just getting close to nature. It was the only way to get to Horseshoe Bend.
It was early in the morning so the sun wasn't high enough so the very bottom of the picture was still in shadows. That's my shadow on the left. I rafted around this bend yesterday morning and our guide showed us a picture of the bend from the top of the cliff. I knew I had to see it for myself.
From there it was a 160 mile drive to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. I got to the canyon at about 10:30 and spent the rest of the day visiting almost every viewpoint. The first viewpoint was Desert View where I climbed the Watch Tower for views of the canyon.
The picture below is the view from the Watch Tower.
It was about ten degrees cooler down here than it was in Page. It was still hot but not oppressively so like it was in Page. Below is Navajo Point, you can see the Colorado River running through the canyon.
Below is me at Moran Point.
The picture below is from Moran point as well.
There was also a grand view at Grand View.
I spent a couple of hours walking along the Rim Trail. It goes on for miles and miles. I walked between Mather Point and Yavapai Point.
A lot more people here than at the North Rim.
I managed to stay alive as I climbed out on to rock after rock with nothing but a 1000 foot drop all around me. It amazed me how many parents let their little kids do this.
I took a couple hour break around 5:00 and checked into my hotel which is just a mile south of the south entrance to the park. Then I went back as the sun began to set. Below is Lookout Studio on the Bright Angel Trail
The picture below is from Bright Angel Trail and that large black spot on the top left of the rock is a huge California Condor.
In case you don't believe me here is a zoom shot of the condor. I waited around a while hoping to film him in flight but he/she never left.
Then I watched the sun set over the canyon and had to leave because I couldn't see anything anymore.
That concludes my activities for today. I'm sure I bored you all with way too many pictures. Just be thankful I didn't send all 300 that I took today.
Supposed to be another nice day tomorrow. I will let you know if I ever see a cloud.
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