Grand Canyon: South Rim to Ooh Aah Point

Grand Canyon Wall from the South Kaibab Trail

Grand Canyon Wall from the South Kaibab Trail

December 7, 2002

Yesterday, we began the journey at the South Rim. I said I would share a photo or two each day but… five seems about right!

Today we’re moving deeper into the Grand Canyon, from South Kaibab Trailhead to Ooh Aah Point. We start in shadow, winding our way down the canyon wall on a well-constructed trail. At times, it seems impossible that there even IS a trail with the vertical orientation of everything in sight.

Morning Silhouette

Morning Silhouette

The canyon comes into view eventually, the sun lighting up every layer in the millenniums of geology on display. Down, down, down we go on the soft dirt, kicking up clouds of dust with each step. As we descend past a sedimentary layer, the trail changes color into a deep clay red.

South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail

South Kaibab Trail

View from Ooh Aah Point

View from Ooh Aah Point

Here we are at Ooh Aah Point — it lives up to its name. It’s 8:07 a.m. Let’s catch our breath and take in the view. Tomorrow we’ll continue on and head to the butte below.

Until then,
Kelly

Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.

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