Friday, December 16, 2011

YakiTrail View 2

YakiTrail View 2 by Whitney Lake
YakiTrail View 2, a photo by Whitney Lake on Flickr.

Nearly 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon each year but very go beneath the rim..which seems kinda funny to me to go all that way, take a look at it and then go away. This is a shot from the Yaki trail, which begins at Yaki Point, east of Grand Canyon Village, becomes the South Kaibab Trail to the bottom and then ties into the North Kaibab Trail to the North Rim.

It is easy going down, but coming back up is nothing but steps and switchbacks.....and for a flatlander like me....doing that at 5,000 feet is not an easy chore especially with a tripod and camera. It is well worth the effort though, as each bend in the trail brings another  new, spectacular view, and at sunset, those rocks really glow...just remember there are no handrails to hold onto in the dark...and take plenty of water, cause there isn't any here....this ain't Disneyland.

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