Our group is all smiles as we get set to begin the long climb down. From left to right; Bernie, Nancy, Dave, Charlene and Gary.
The rock wall is sheer and steep, and it's very difficult to make our way down into the canyon.
Many places along the way require us to crawl rather than walk, and often we had to remove our packs to continue our long trek to the Colorado River.
This is a shot of Dave, our leader, as he makes his way down a cliffside with the incredible view of South Canyon off of his shoulder.
This was the view of our campsite for the next two nights, as seen from the cliffs above. The natural sand beach is often used by rafters and hikers alike.
Looking upstream from our camping area along the river.
This petroglyph was found on a rock at some ancient Indian ruins near the campsite upstream from Vasey's Paradise. If you look closely, you can see a four-legged animal, possibly a mountain goat or perhaps a mule.