This was my first glimpse of Grand Canyon:
But that’s actually the Vermillion Cliffs. Big surprise.
(Eventually) we made it to the real Grand Canyon.
First view at sunset:
We got to the North Rim on the first day of the season. It had snowed just a few days earlier (in May). The site was almost empty.
hiking at 8800ft = (lit.) breathtaking
For the last night’s sunset we were perched on a rock overlooking the canyon, throwing stones.