Devil's Corkscrew - Bright Angel Trail - Grand Canyon
Even though I've hiked this many times, I seem to always stop and take a photo of Devil's Corkscrew - both going down and coming up. It is an impressive sight and the icon for this trail.
"I have never really lost my sense of wonder" Harvey wrote to a friend in 1954, "but one time coming up to the top of the Bright Angel Trail and was asked by a tourist whether the trip to the bottom was worth the effort, I was tempted to reply, "It was better the first 25 times."" Grand Obsession - Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of the Grand Canyon. Page 117
My Guardian Angel by Robert Service
"When looking back I dimly see
The trails my feet have trod,
Some hand divine, it seems to me,
Has pulled the strings with God;
Some angel form has lifeward leaned
When hope for me was past;
Some love sublime has intervened
To save me at the last."
I'll take a Guardian Angel over a Giardia devil any day.