After arriving at Indian Garden campground I ate and took a rest. All food must be put into the provided ammunition boxes. And we found out why when one, or more, of the overly obnoxious rock Squirrels helped themselves to a candy bar.
Plateau Point Trail & North Rim Grand Canyon National Park
We hiked out the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Plateau Point for Sunset.
Prickly Pear Cactus
Me at Plateau Point
View west down Colorado River
The river lies 1300 feet (400 m) below and we could see Horn Creek Rapids just before the bend.
On the way back under moon light we spotted this dungless beetle. My boss almost stepped on a pink rattlesnake. These are found only at Grand Canyon.
Not my photo
Slept, but not much, on the ground that night. Mostly watched the stars circle round. And thought a lot about the last 4.6 miles (7.4 km) with a gain of 3060 feet (933 m) to top out on the South Rim. But that’s tomorrow’s story.