We scout out the route for tomorrows hike, a journey back through time as we descend 1460 m (4780 ft) from the rim to the Canyon floor. The South Kaibab Trail starts at Yaki Point (upper right). Visible on the ridge, it descends left along the ridge line in the Supai Group, and passes around the far (east) side of O'Neill Butte (at left center), before descending steeply down to the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch.
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