Pictures: Yesterday my friend and I took a drive into the Desert View area of the Grand Canyon, about 20 miles alone the rim east of the visitors center on the south rim. (Note all of this visit will be on the south rim) I think that this is my favorite area so far if you are staying on the top side of the rim. (Of course the best stuff is getting down into the canyon, which takes a good bit of energy) I will not be doing that this round. Note: In the morning we also took the bus along the red route, which is west of the visitors center along the south rim.
Anyways here is a shot of the Watch Tower and one shot from the Watch Tower. It was in the afternoon so lots of folks around.