One of my peak experiences of 2017 was a hike I took in mid-December.
I hiked the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon, where I walked not quite a mile into the canyon, descending 600 feet along the way.
Mid-winter and the trail was, not crowded, but by no means empty.
This part of the trail is almost totally in the shade in the morning in winter, which made for a very pleasant walk in terms of not getting overheated.
The views were stunning.
Did I mention just how thrilling and exhilarating it was to see the top of the canyon receding in the distance?
It was awe inspiring!
So of course I took some pictures. Starting with 250 I first whittled it down to 75 photos, then 65 and finally ended up with 46 shots that I just had to share.
Seven of my favorites are shown below. I also created a video of all the shots, and it’s also displayed below. Finally, high resolution versions of all the images are available on my Grand Canyon Hike album on Flickr.