I love this picture... Look how tiny Reid is... and how big the hole in the ground is!
The top of the South Kaibab Trail... not too many people braving it!
Reid went the full 1.8 miles to the first major lookout (Ooh Ah Point! What a great name).
Then he hiked back up to me and we hiked back up together.
By then it was time for lunch so we headed back to the campsite. After eating I was feeling quite warm (though thankfully the day was partly overcast and the temps hovered in the mid-eighties) so we went to one of the many museums for a short cool off and then finally drove out to the "Watchtower" which is in the Desert View, the eastern most point in the park.
I would say the tower was one of the highlights of the trip. I loved the artwork inside and the views are truly breathtaking up above.
The view from the top of the tower
We stopped on one more trailhead (the name escapes me at the moment) and snapped a few more pictures...
Next on our trip, a quick trip to Page, AZ and Lake Powell...