It was COLD. I am glad I had my "Minnesota" coat to wear. It kept me quite toasty. It was in the low 30's all day. There was a pretty light dusting of snow, mostly in the shady areas. Here we are starting out at Mather point. It was coldest then.
Of course the Canyon is beautiful and immense.
This is our trail. There were patches on snow and ice. Had to be careful not to slip and fall. Sometimes we were really close to the edge.
Some people left sweet messages in the snow.
Cindy was nervous getting this close to the edge. I wanted to show how close we were. She is still within the trail.
There were some neat mineral specimans along the way, showing some of the types of rock in the canyon. This one was especially cool. See the folded layer running through it? Can you imagine what must have happened to make it look like that?
Doesn't Cindy look especially youthful in this photo?
I wanted to show off my new gila monster shirt. I got it in Tucson the day before at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum. I think it's awesome!
One more especially nice one of Cindy.
We had lunch in the Bright Angel Lodge. It was nice.
View back towars El Tovar. The "Studio" is the brown building right on the edge of the canyon. The Bright Angel Trail starts right there. We looked at a really nice art exhibit of Canyon paintings there.