It was a nice clear day with good weather. We loaded up the kids and I headed out of the suburban to the trail. The trail is literally along the rim of the canyon with most sections having no railing at all. Just a sheer drop below past a few rocks. The areas that did have railings were usually on lookouts and sections that jetted out over nowhere.
I was pretty nervous to take the kids, and even though they were under control I was admiring the view in between sheer parent panic. My two youngest were in backpacks and my two oldest had to hold an adult's hand at all times. Right before we left for the next leg of our trip we loaded the kids into the truck, and my husband and I took turns going back to the trail for a few moments of reflection. The beauty and magnitude brought tears to my eyes.