Maggi ran away from the South Rim for some crowd-recovery time. The North Rim gets only 10 percent of the 5,000,000 annual visitors to Grand Canyon National Park.
So we went hiking this morning on the Widforss Trail, named after artist Gunnar Widforss who lived and painted at the Grand Canyon in the 1930s.
Pinedrop from the Wintergreen Family
We chatted along the way and discovered more than just canyon.
Oregon Grape, Barberry or Mahonia
I was surprised to see the red leaves and berries so early. Later in the fall the berries are quite tasty and make good jelly.
I want to make rubbings of these wonderful natural patterns. But I always forget the pencil and paper.
Almost at the head of Trancept Canyon looking southeast
We made it 2.5 miles (4 km) along the forested rim trail, that’s about half way. And this was our lunch break view before turning back.