We took the shuttle bus about half way to the western terminus (Hermit's Rest) and then walked a couple of short legs of the rim trail back to catch the return bus to Bright Angel trail head.
After hamburgers in the restaurant at the Bright Angel lodge we boarded the bus again and rode allthe way to Hermit's Rest. By this time of day (mid-afternoon) we hoped to get better pictures due to the shadows cast by the sun's lower position in the sky. The Hermit's Rest gift shop itself is interesting one of the oldest park buildings.
We hiked about a mile eastward on the rim trail from Hermit's Rest.
Riding the shuttle we got back to the visitor center at about 4:30PM where we encountered some four legged visitors.
After a day's break back at the campground, we headed back to the park planning to drive the road to the east of the visitor center. Follow the link to the next post.