On New Year's Day, 2016, I drove from Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon to meet up with my friends Sean and Jackie, with intentions of hiking to the bottom of the canyon... Along the way there, I decided to take a detour and go down a few Route 66 roads, to take pictures. We met up near sundown, and began preparations for the next morning's hike.
The next morning, Jackie met up with her team to ride the trail by mule. Once she was off, Sean and I stopped for a hearty breakfast before setting off down the Brightangel Trail toward Phantom Ranch at around 9am.