I just returned from my 26th backpack trip into the Grand Canyon. Never gets boring. Always amazing. For those who have never been down there, and want to go, please do. It's such an amazing place. On this trip my buddy Charles and I chose to go uber light. Each of us carried no more than 18 pounds fully loaded. That permitted us to go quicker than usual, stop less frequently, and cover the maximum mileage we needed to cover. Great trip.

Sunrise on the Tonto Plateau about 1000 feet above the river or 4000 feet below the south rim. That's my favorite level in the canyon.