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Core links for planning Backcountry Overnight adventures in the Grand Canyon.
Links for information related to John Harvey Butchart and the Grand Canyon - hiking logs, maps, photos, biographical information...
A hike down to Horseshoe Mesa on the Grandview Trail including the loop off the east side past the historic Last Chance Mine entrance.
Photos and notes from an overnight trip to Comanche Point on the rim of the Grand Canyon north of the Desert View Watchtower.
Wandering the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Quick notes on four books - The Western Photographs of John K. Hillers - Myself in the Water, by Don D. Fowler, Escalante's Dream: On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest by David Roberts, Paiutes, Mormons and Mericats: A History of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument by Frederick L. Brown and I Am The Grand Canyon The Story Of The Havasupai People by Stephen Hirst.
Pictures and Notes from a day hike to Mimbreno Point - located west of Hermits Rest and the most heavily used parts of Grand Canyon National Park Mimbreno Point juts out into the Grand Canyon above Vesta Temple and between Boucher Creek and Topaz Canyon.
A loop in the Grand Canyon from the Waldron Trailhead east Hermit's Rest using the no longer popular top of Boucher's Silver Bell Trail.
The 1:48,000 Bright Angel USGS Topo - edition of May 1906, November 1912.
Cover Page from Grand Canyon National Park - Boucher Trail PDF.
Cover image for "I AM THE GRAND CANYON - The Story of the Havasupai People" by Stephen Hirst.
A topographic map of the southern part of the Kaibab Plateau - Head of the Grand Canon.
Cover Page from Paiutes, Mormons and Mericats: A History of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
Cover Page from Grand Canyon NPS Trail PDFs and Backcountry Use Areas Map - October 2019.
A section of a 1927 reprint of the 1:48,000 scale USGS Bright Angel topo map showing Cocopa Point on the west/left and what would become the Grand Canyon Village on the east/right.
A section of a 1912 reprint of the 1:48,000 scale USGS Bright Angel topo map showing Cocopa Point on the west/left and what would become the Grand Canyon Village on the east/right.
The 1:48,000 Bright Angel USGS Topo - edition of May 1906, reprinted 1927.
Title Page from Clarence Dutton's 1882 Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District.
Cover Page from Polishing the Jewel, An Administrative History of Grand Canyon National Park.
An illustration of the view west from Point Sublime from Clarence Dutton's Atlas to Accompany the Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District.
Title Page from Clarence Dutton's 1882 Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District.
An Administrative History of Grand Canyon National Park by Michael F. Anderson.
Paiutes, Mormons and Mericats: A History of Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is a partially complete, but very interesting, July 2009 Draft Document by Frederick L. Brown containing a history of the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument from the late 19th century into the 1930s.
Grand Canyon National Park Trail PDFs and Backcountry Use Areas Map.
The National Park Service PDF trail description for the Boucher Trail.
Maps and illustrations of the Grand Canyon area to accompany Clarence Dutton's Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District.
A geologic journey into the Grand Canyon.
Anagram Red Star Ballon - Trash on the South Rim.
Looking Up Canyon from Mescalero Point.
Looking towards Sunrise from near Walapai Point.
Looking down Topaz Canyon from the Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Looking down Hance Creek at Sunset.
Holy Grail Temple.
Hazy Sunrise near Walapai Point.
Diana Temple Shadow from Mescalero Point.
Diana Temple Moon Shadow.
Confucius and Mencius Temples and Shadow.
Krishna Shrine and Vishnu Temple.
Hearst Tanks 03.
Cement Pad and Bolts Near Grandview Point 01.
Rim East of Grand View Point.
Hearst Tanks 01.
Hearst Tanks 02.
Tank on the South Rim.
View from the South Rim above Turquoise Canyon.
Pollux Temple from Piute Point.
Piute Point.
Looking East from Piute Point to Pollux and Diana Temples.
Castor Temple.
Alison west of Piute Point.
Zoroaster and Brahma Temples.
Tree on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Unnamed formation in the center in the the sun, Thor Temple up right in the sun, The Howlands Butte down left in the shadows.
Last Light on Vishnu Temple.
Angels Gate and Shadow on Wotans Throne.
From the South Rim at Night.
Looking towards the Desert View Tower from Comanche Point, sunset light on the cliffs, San Francisco Peaks in the background.
San Francisco Peaks from Pinal Point.
Storm from Mojave Point.
South Kaibab Trail below the first switchbacks.
Near the top of the South Kaibab Trail.
Together on the Bright Angel Trail.
Huge Cottonwoods in the Indian Garden Area.
Starting at the North Kaibab Trailhead just after Sunrise.
Endless Climbing to the South Rim on the Bright Angel Trail.
North Kaibab Trail in Bright Angel Canyon.
Phantom Ranch Welcomes You.
Looking back down the Bright Angel Trail.
Beautful Green near Garden Creek.
South Side of the Silver Suspension Bridge.
Walking back from Hermit's Rest.
Moonrise on Yuma Point.
View from West of Walapai Point.
Vesta Temple from Mimbreno Point.
Tower of Set in Sunset Light from Mescalero Point.
Topaz Canyon and Castor Temple on the way to Walapai Point.
Sunset View near Walapai Point.
Sunrise on Mescalero Point Looking Towards Castor and Pollux Temples.
Sunrise near Walapai Point.
Sunrise Light streaming over Confucius and Mencius Temples.
Sunlight thru the notch between Mescalero Point and Diana Temple.
Sunlight thru the gap between Diana Temple and Mescalero Point.
Sun and Shadows below near Salomon Temple.
Standing on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Mecalero Point.
Rocky Ridge.
Clouds around Mencius Temple and Confucius Temple.
2000 Summer Grand Canyon.
2000 Summer Charles in the Grand Canyon.
2000 Summer Charles and Alison in the Grand Canyon.
2000 Summer Alison looking into the Grand Canyon.
2000 Summer Alison in the Grand Canyon.
Mescalero Point Sunrise.
Vishnu Temple.
Possibly Echinocactus polycephalus subs. xeranthemoides.
Starting a hike on FR2501 out to Mimbreno Point from the Sheep Tank area off FR368.
Stars and Clouds over the Grand Canyon.
Diana Temple dividing the world into light and shadow.
Night Sky and Clouds over the Grand Canyon from West of Walapai Point.
Moonlight on Pollux Temple from Mescalero Point.
Yuma Point Shadow at Sunrise.
Yuma Point.
Sunset Light on Whites Butte from Yuma Point.
Sunset Light in the Grand Canyon from Yuma Point.
Sunrise from Yuma Point 02.
Sunrise from Yuma Point 01.
Headlamp on the Hermit Trail early in the Morning.
Out of frame on the rim to the right we could see a few lights in the Hermit's Rest area.
An Oak Filled Canyon on Eremita Mesa near the Silver Bell Route.
Yuma Point Moon Shadow.
Yuma Point from the rim to the West.
View to the confluence of Boucher Creek and Topaz Canyon from west of Cocopa Point.
Tower of Ra in Sunset Light from Yuma Point.
Sunset on Yuma Point looking towards Isis Temple.
The size of the dam for Eremita Tank was a surprise.
Looking East from Cocopa Point.
Looking down on Travertine Canyon on the hike from Cocopa to Yuma Point.
The Hermit and Tonto Trails are both visible below.
Looking Down from Yuma Point to moonlit Whites and Marsh Buttes.
Late Afternoon on Yuma Point Watching the Shadows below the Tower of Ra and Osiris and Horus Temples.
Hiking the Rim above Boucher Creek.
Completely dry. USGS and FS Maps show a road entering the tank from the west along Hermit Creek (center in this picture) - we were able to easily walk the path of the old road but more often than not it seemed like we were following game trails not an old road.
Dana on Cocopa Point from the rim to the West.
Dana on Cocopa Point.
Cocopa Point View 02.
Cocopa Point View 01.
Mencius and Confucius Temples at sunset from Mimbreno Point.
Switch backs near the top of the South Kaibab Trail.
Scorpion on the South Kaibab Trail.
Night Run on the South Kaibab Trail.
Mather Point Area of the Grand Canyon.
Desert View Watchtower in the Sunset.
South Rim west of Buggeln Hill to the point jutting out north east of Hearst Tanks.
Colorado River South of Tanner Canyon Rapids.
Desert View Watchtower.
High above the Colorado River.
Shiva and Isis.
Siegried Pyre in the Distance.
Summoning Wotan.
Sunrise in the Grand Canyon.
Sunrise Light on a Grand Canyon Plateau.
Sunset near Hopi Point.
Last Light on Buddha Temple.
Desert View Tower from the Tanner Trail.
Grand Canyon from Desert View.
Grand Canyon Sunset from the Tanner Trail 01.
Grand Canyon Sunset from the Tanner Trail 02.
Grand Canyon Sunset from the Tanner Trail 03.
Tanner Canyon Saddle.
Grand Canyon Storm Clouds.
Hiking towards Papago Point.
Junction of the Hermit and Tonto Trail.
Light in the Storm 01.
Light in the Storm 02.
A quick stop at Lipan Point on the way back to Tucson after a great week in the Grand Canyon!
Snow on the Hermit Trail.
View from Papago Point.
Zoroaster Angels Gate and Brahma Temple.
Alison descending back to the New Hance Trail after sunset.
Descending the Waldron Trail.
Grand Canyon Sunrise near Yavapai Point.
Hermit Trail.
Isis Temple in the sunset from Mohave Point.
Mohave Point Sunset.
Osiris and Horus Temple Sunrise.
Sunrise at Hopi Point.
Salomon Temple.
Salomon Temple in the Sunset.
Sunrise.
Sunrise on Shiva, Isis and Cheops.
View From the Waldron Trail.
Vishnu Temple and Rama Shrine.
Castor Temple and Diana Temple.
Camped near Walapai Point.
Angels Gate.
Mom and Dad at Yaki Point.
Grand Canyon.
Clouds in the Grand Canyon.
Desert View Watchtower.
Little Colorado River from near Cedar Mountain.
Looking across the Grand Canyon from the Desert View Watchtower.
Looking down on the Bright Angel Trail.
Shoshone Point in the Clouds.
Snow on Shoshone Point.
Sunset from Maricopa Point 01.
Sunset from Maricopa Point 02.
Swirling Clouds.
Tonto Trail in the Horn Creek Area from the Rim Trail.
A peak at the Colorado thru the clouds.
Looking Down Hance Creek.
Building near Grandview Point.
Salomon Temple.
East of Grandview Point.
Alison on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The hinges do suggest a gate, but our best guess on the day was that this was a small ladder to climb on top of a nearby boulder with an awkwardly high step up and a great view...
Aspens.
Grand Canyon Sunset.
Cedar Mountain.
Cedar Mountain Trail.
Clouds and Hints of Snow on the Rim Trail.
Bush on the way back up to Horseshoe Mesa.
Cottonwood Creek from the Trail back up to Horseshoe Mesa.
Dana on the east end of Horseshoe Mesa.
From Shoshone Point.
Grand Canyon from Shoshone Point 01.
Grandview Lookout Tower.
Horseshoe Mesa.
After doing the eastside loop with Richard.
Horseshoe Mesa Toilet.
Looking back at Tipoff on the Tonto Trail.
Looking down on the Tonto from the Rim Trail.
Mine entrance below Horseshoe Mesa.
Sun on the Tonto Trail.
Sunset from Shoshone Point 02.
View from the Grandview Lookout Tower.
Alison at Shoshone Point.
Cactus Flower and Bee on the Tonto Trail.
Desert View Sunset 01.
Desert View Sunset 02.
Flower along the Tonto Trail.
Lily along the Tonto Trail.
Looking Down from Shoshone Point.
Tonto Trail.
Looking Across the Grand Canyon from Mather Point.
Seventy five Mile Creek from the Tanner Trail.
Alison and Richard heading up the Bright Angel Trail.
Alison on the Bright Angel Trail.
Alison on the Grandview Trail.
Colorado River.
Grandview Sunset 02.
Grandview Sunset 03.
Grandview Trail and Moon.
Horseshoe Mesa.
Horseshoe Mesa at Night.
Looking down on the Bright Angel Trail from Plateau Point.
Meeting Stacie on the Bright Angel Trail.
Moon from the Plateau Point Jacket.
Rama Shrine from the Grandview Trail.
Sunset at Plateau Point.
Vishnu Temple from the Grandview Trail.
Photo by Dana Hartley.
A Viewpoint East of Grandview
Looking across Plateau Point from the Kaibab Trail.
Kaibab Trail Reflection.
Kaibab Trail.
Clouds over the North Rim.
Sunset on the Rainbow Rim Trail south of Parissawampitts Point.
Fire on Mount Trumbull.
We were curious why we couldn't see a number on the blank wing tag...
Dana in the Supai Tunnel.
Looking back at the Silver Suspension Bridge and Kaibab Suspension Bridge from the River Trail.
Finishing R2R with Dana at the the Bright Angel Trailhead.
Dana on the River Trail.
Almost to the Silver Suspension Bridge.
Climbing away from Indian Garden.
Looking back at Phantom Ranch.
Descending Roaring Springs Canyon on the North Kaibab Trail.
Watching Rafts on the River from the Silver Suspension Bridge.
Nearly finished with our R2R looking back across the canyon to the North Rim.
Shade and Sun on the North Kaibab Trail along Bright Angel Creek.
Flower along the Greenway - Pricklepoppy.
A View from Parissawampitts Point.
Taking a break on the Tonto Trail.
Sunset on the Bright Angel Trail.
Looking down to Phantom Ranch from the Tonto Trail.
Flying out an Injured Hiker at Indian Garden.
Buddha Temple from the Tonto Trail.
At the Grand Canyon National Park Boundary.
Alert.
Looking North from Comanche Point.
Looking North along the Palisades of the Desert.
Lights in the Canyon.
Hermit Creek.
Gold Mountain.
Dripping Springs 02.
Cliffs below Comanche Point on the Descent - this Raven joined me while I was taking pictures making calls that seemed to be strange raven versions of sounds of the click and drill sounds our birds make at home.
Desert View and the Canyon Below from Comanche Point.
Comanche Point Sunset.
Comanche Point Shadow 02.
Comanche Point Shadow 01.
Comanche Point Moon Shadow 02.
Comanche Point.
Whipple Cholla I think - interesting to see not-southern-AZ cholla.
Cedar Mountain from Comanche Point.
Cedar Mountain.
Camped on Comanche Point.
7074 on this benchmark - current maps show 7073.
Alone on Comanche Point.
Clouds around the South Rim 02.
Zoroaster Temple in the Clouds 02.
Zoroaster Temple in the Clouds 01.
Winter.
Vishnu Temple from Shoshone Point.
Snowy Cedar Mountain.
View from Pinal Point.
Snow.
Shoshone Point Snow.
Shadow.
Looking down the Colorado River.
Hiking to Pinal Point.
From the Lookout Studio Terrace.
December Cochise Saddle from the East
A Sinking Ship
A tributary of Hance Creek
Clouds around the South Rim.
Brahma and Zoroaster in Sunset Light from Shoshone Point.
ADT on Shoshone Point.
Clouds covering the Grand Canyon from Powell Point.
Covered the Clouds.
Desert View Watchtower from Pinal Point.
An empty sign post at a road junction on the rim - on the way from the Silver Bell Route to the Waldron Trailhead.
The straight line of the Boundary Road.
Late fall color on the Silver Bell Route.
The Silver Bell Route running faintly along the white hillside near Dripping Spring.
Dripping Springs in the Grand Canyon.
A view thru the trees down into the Grand Canyon from the Waldron Trail.
Cliffs below Comanche Point with the Colorado River below.