Rim To Rim

A Classic Grand Canyon Backpacking Trip - May 2003

North Rim at Sunset
The historic Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim is smaller and more relaxed than the crowded South Rim

What Have I got Myself Into?
Looking down North Kaibab trail along one of the steeper spots where the path has been carved into the cliff face.

Roaring Springs
Near the bottom of the North Rim, Roaring Springs is the primary source of water for both Phantom Ranch and the big South Rim lodges.

Long Hot Trek along Bright Angel Creek
Leaving the canyon side means level trails, but hotter temperatures.

Ribbon Falls
Ribbon Falls is a great place to escape the heat of the day on the North Kaibab Trail.

A Rest on the Home Stretch
Twelve miles down, two to go... resting sore feet in the 'Box' on the final leg into Phantom Ranch

A Day at the Beach
Lounging on the Boaters Beach below the Black Bridge at Phantom Ranch.

Waterfall at the top of Devil's Corkscrew
Heading up Bright Angel Trail... the waterfall is a welcome sign that the switchbacks of the 'Devil's Corkscrew' are at an end and Indian Gardens is not far away.

Plateau Point
Looking out toward Plateau Point from near the campground at Indian Gardens.

Sunset Shadows
Looking down the Inner Gorge from Plateau Point.

Group Shot
The Gang taking in the scenery and sunset from the Plateau Point overlook.

We Made It!
Note the big smiles at the thought of finally getting to remove those packs!

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