For photographers, too, it's an opportunity not to be missed. The surrounding trees frame some of the most colorful parts of the canyon. The wildlife provides (human?) interest. The shade and the seating allow you to linger. And the knowledge that the shuttle bus will make fewer stops on the return trip tempts you to delay boarding.
Be thankful for the shuttle system. This stop is roomy, but the parking lot is small. When we've visited in years past, we felt lucky to find parking and guilty to linger and hog the parking spot.
Photos speak where words are weak. And a limit of four - I can't abide. So I'll soon add another entry, allowing more photos and a link to the Grand Canyon website where planners for a visit can find more information.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
November 14, 2003
From journal Grand Canyon - South Rim
July 3, 2002
If your time and/or energy are limited, the most panoramic stop along the route is Pima Point. Here you have the best view of the river as it makes cuts a turn through the deep canyon. Hopi Point is the better choice for observing the sunset. Several of the vista points offer plaques indicating names of canyon formations such as the Temple of Isis and Cheops, as well as providing geological information.
We took 4 hours to cover 6.8 miles one way with several picture stops along the way. The steep canyon walls looking down from the edge seemed to remind me how small I am in the scheme of things as well as the magnitude of some of mother earth’s creation. Photos, even with panoramic lens, simply cannot due these sights justice. The last stop of this trail, Hermits Rest, are a few vending machines and a small gift shop. This is also the beginning of another, very steep, not well-marked trail. There is shade along the trail, one restroom, and no water until the last stop.
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From journal 66 Kicks to Grand Canyon