It was an absolutely beautiful morning when we arrived at the Visitor Center parking lot. The temperature was only 54 degrees, but with the sunshine it was the perfect weather for hiking. After picking up a trail map, we headed out and got our first glimpse of the canyon. (Click on any photo in this post for a larger view!)
While I've seen lots of photos and heard reports of how amazing it is, I was still completely awed at the magnitude of the canyon.
There were lots of other hikers, however it never felt really crowded along the trail as it wasn't yet high tourist season.
We took tons of photos along the way.
I used the panoramic mode on my iPhone for this shot.
Along the way I also got lots of practice using the selfie stick.
The views truly were breathtaking.
I even made a few short videos, which I've spliced together here for your enjoyment!
I converted one of my favorite photos to black and white for the page in my 50 Things mini-album. You can see that I marked through to the bottom of and simply added the word in so that my accomplished goal reads: Hike in the Grand Canyon.
Check out my 50 Things To Do Before I'm 50 page to see the entire list and which items I've checked off so far!