We have spent the past two days at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. We had previously visited the North Rim and it was beautiful...but we have found that we believe the South Rim views are even more beautiful. But you cannot lose by visiting either rim of the Grand Canyon...absolutely spectacular!
We hiked some of the South Rim trail on Wednesday and enjoyed the views and the walk. On Thursday we drove about 25 miles along the South Rim roads and stopped at scenic-view outlooks about ten times. We also visited the Tusayan Pueblo Ruin, occupied by Native Americans over 800 years ago. We also visited the Desert View Watchtower, built in 1932. It was designed as a re-creation of prehistoric towers found over large areas of the Southwest, believed to be used for food storage and protection during war. This tower was built as an observation tower and rest stop for early visitors to the Grand Canyon's South Rim.
We will leave the Grand Canyon on Friday and head towards California. We should arrive home in the Stockton area in the next 7 to 10 days...or so ;-).
Don & Sandi.