Point Imperial and N. Kaibab Trail, GCNP
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-John Muir quoted by Albert Palmer in A Parable of Sauntering
Sunrise from Bright Angel Point was spectacular! Only walked part way but it was SO worth getting up at 5:45 AM!
A very nice breakfast buffet in the dining room fueled us for the morning. The nature walk with a park ranger at 8 would not have been memorable except for spotting 2 or 3 Kaibab squirrels and even getting photographs.
By 10:30 we were back on the bus and heading to Point Imperial where we had a geology talk and countless photo ops. We picnicked there, as well.
We returned to the lodge briefly and then went back out to North Kaibab Trailhead. We hiked about 2 hours round trip---seemed like 1 mile down and 3 miles back! A very challenging trail with some pretty steep inclines plus we had to dodge mule droppings along the way. We did feel pretty proud to have finished the trek to Coconino Overlook and back!
We had a nice dinner at the lodge again. Tomorrow we are on the road again to Bryce Canyon---time to pack.