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Hiking down into Grand Canyon is truly an amazing adventure. Barbara and I fulfilled one of our "bucket list" adventures by hiking down to Phantom Ranch via the South Kaibab Trail. Several hours of downhill hiking from cliff top to rivers edge. We hiked 7.2 miles and in that distance we descended 4740 vertical feet that offered "eye popping" views of the inner canyon. And if that's not enough every step we took down into the canyon carried us roughly 20,000 years farther into the geological past, finally ending up on the canyon bottom with rocks dating back 1.81 billion years old.! We spent another day exploring Bright Angel Canyon along the North Kaibab Trail. And, on the third day departed Phantom Ranch before daybreak and made it back up to the South Rim via Bright Angel Trail ending our epic adventure with a wonderful Valentine's dinner at the historic El Tavar hotel's restaurant. In this gallery are many of the unforgettable sights we saw on this epic trip!
View from top of South Kaibab TrailView from top of South Kaibab TrailThe hike down beginsBarbara leads the wayViewing O'Neil ButteO'Neil ButteO'Neil ButteView from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail. O'Neil Butte.View from the South Kaibab trail. Skeleton PointView from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail. Zoroster Temple.View from the South Kaibab trail.View from the South Kaibab trail.

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