Heading west on the north side of the canyon, the route is a bit more rugged and the trail is less defined.
The trail wanders several hundred feet above the slot canyon below.
The junction with the much more popular and well-defined trail up to Observation Point.
The final stretch of the East Rim Trail loses elevation quickly as it makes its way to the main canyon.
A dark section of the CCC-era trail was chiselled right out of the slot canyon walls.
(Blasting such a trail would be sacrilege by today's standards.)
Beautiful lighting in the walls above...
Looking at the Weeping Rock amphitheatre as we make our final descent into the main canyon.
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