And these are the last pictures from our trip. :)
We crossed many creeks on our way to the next campsite. It was fun hopping on rocks. :)
On our way to Indian Garden still...
So when we got to Indian Gardens we had a little bit more of daylight left, so we decided to go to Plateau Point, especially since the next day we wouldn't be able to. And I'm SO glad we chose to go, even though we were exhausted from the day (the 4.7 miles we hiked up from the Bright Angel Campground to the Indian Gardens). It was so, so beautiful. :)
This is one of my favorite pictures. It is just so beautiful - God is so good!
And this is Plateau Point. I wish I had a way of showing everything I saw at that moment. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Too bad we got there so late. The sun was almost set; I was lucky to get these pictures.
So we departed from the large group and got back into our smaller group of five and headed back up the Bright Angel Trail to the top of the South Rim. The other group had plans to stay another day.
Our last group shot until we got to the top!
Bye friends we just met! :) hehe
So see those trails? Especially the ones on the right? We just went up them. I was so, so tired.
This is a switchback, in case you didn't know. I didn't know until I got there what it was. And now it's forever etched in my mind. :) Switchbacks while hiking = pain.
See how muddy it was? Craziness!
So, see that last set of switchbacks at the top mid-center of the picture? This was pretty much the last stretch before making it to the top.
And this is from the top!
We made it! YAY!
And here we are! WE DID IT! :) YAY! It was such a wonderful feeling. :) And our celebratory meal was at Olive Garden. We practically spoke about it all the way up. :) hehe And the meal was glorious, too.
WE DID IT!! We were so excited. :) And some of us glad, that we were finished, even though it was such an amazing experience. I am so thankful that Rene invited us to go along with her. What a fun time. And a blessing!
These are our lovely shoes. :) See how they are all muddy. :) Josh is the muddiest! ha! :)
So, if you haven't made it to the Grand Canyon yet...you need to go now. :) Or at least sometime before you die.