On Wednesday I went back to the Grand Canyon for the second day. I drove north from Flagstaff and went in the East entrance. This took me to several overlooks I could access with my own car before parking at the Visitor Center and taking the Orange Route buses to parts of the Park I hadn’t seen yet. Approaching from the east I started the day with different vantage points than I had the day before, and had the sun at my back.
Rain was moving in to the area (and arrived earlier than they had forecast) but I was able to get a few hours in before things got windy and wet. I would have loved to have parked at the airport, just south of the Main entrance, to watch the many helicopters taking off and landing but the storm looked pretty nasty (it was) so I passed and headed back to Flagstaff before it reached the Park.
These were all taken with my smartphone camera. I will post closeups, taken with the digital camera, in future posts. As noted before, colors become more pronounced as the day progresses.