But the fog quickly lifted and we were off down the South Kaibab trail of the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
We passed a mule train on its was up and even spotted a mountain big horn sheep, which raced ahead before us.
We did not travel quite so quickly.
But, at last, we spotted the Colorado River...
descended into the inner gorge...
crossed the bridge...
and joined our friends.
I relaxed with some pu-erh, a photo by Andrea which was later used for a commercial blog, making tea purchased from New Mexico Tea Co.
Next morning, having heard a geology lecture the night before, we ate at Phantom Ranch and were ready to ascend.
We used Bright Angel trail going up. It was just as steep as coming down...and longer.
In the end, sore as we all were, we left smiling.