Karen and I went hiking Wednesday on the Cape Royal Trail located on the Walhalla Plateau. Four miles (6.44 km) round trip through Ponderosa Pine forest to several awesome views of the canyon.
Mountain Short Horned Lizard
This little creature crossed our trail but didn’t hang out long enough for many photos.
View northeast into Grand Canyon
We reached the rim and ate our lunch with this magnificent view.
Then the trail returned briefly back to the forest.
These beauties waved in the breeze to us as we continued.
Karen, don’t jump!
The end of the trail provides spectacular views.
Yet you always want to be careful standing on overhanging rocks.
Prickly Pear Cactus
At the rim edge cactus still bloom.
View south across Grand Canyon
It’s about 8 miles (12.87 km) to the south rim as the condor flies. But we had to hike back 2 miles (3.22 km) to the trailhead. We were tired upon our return and Karen’s feet hurt. Need to get out there more often girl.