From Plateau Point
A view upcanyon from Plateau Point. The canyon immediately to the right is the one we had ascended earlier that morning. Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Campground are hidden just inside the canyon that enters the main canyon on the opposite side, in the upper right of the frame.
Incidently, while enjoying this view we were swarmed by a bunch of bugs similar to flying ants. They didn't bite, but they sure seemed to enjoy landing on us and buzzing in our faces. I remember thinking how bug-free our hiking had been up to that point (excluding some kind of biting ant that put a hurt on one of my toes at our previous campsite), and how odd it seemed that these bugs were swarming in the hot sun. It is only recently that I think I have figured out why the swarm was there, which you'll see a few photos later.