The Mule Trail Experience

The afternoon of the first full day at the North rim we took the half-day
mule ride two miles down the Kaibab Trail. The mules were competent and mostly
cooperative, and the hikers we passed were tolerant despite the dust we raised.

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Cape Royal
The Cabin

Starting out, the guide pausing to check on everyone as she rounds the corner.

The view from the saddle.

Resting at the halfway point before going back up.

Down the canyon from the rest stop location.

Up the canyon on the return ride.

Looking back at our group of riders during a brief pause.

There was often not enough wind to clear the dust away.

      The pictures of this trip are divided into several sets:

      One: The Transept Trail from Bright Angel Point.

      This page: Mule Train down the Kaibab Trail.

      Next: Cape Final on the Walhalla Plateau.

      Four: Cape Royal on the Walhalla Plateau.

      Five: Our cabin, home away from home.

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