the grand canyon: bigger, longer, and uncut! i already posted a taste of my grand canyon experience, but now you can experience my hike along the bright angel trail in all its glory. enjoy. first view from the bright angel trailhead one of two “underpasses” at the beginning of the trail the trail was replete with beautiful vistas closeup of the rock layer striations on the north rim of the grand canyon i didn’t know it yet, but that fine line in the distance is the trail to plateau point, my eventual destination steps carved into the trail me and the grand canyon constant switchbacks this is great, i didn’t even read it when i took the picture, but it shows i’ve descended 2256 feet below the rim–about 900 feet to go row of mules parked on the trail level with the plateau, heading out to the rim of the inner canyon almost there! i can see people looking at the colorado river from plateau point the river! the inner canyon! i am triumphant! the colorado river to the left i have conquered plateau point! gorgeous vista, clouds finally breaking, and time for me to head out of the canyon long road ahead looking back at the canyon what was i thinking?! (notice i’ve barely ascended at all at this point) getting up there—it just got more and more stunning at every switchback breathtaking (literally) close up of plateau point, where i was earlier coated with red sandstone dust, taking a break the grand canyon in the early evening, nearly at the rim woo-hoo! 8-9 hours later i make it out (notice i’m holding myself up with the railing) Note: These photos originally appeared in my photo galleries.