Friday, October 16, 2009

Grand Canyon - Hermit's Rest

Hermit's rest is a structure built in 1914 at the western end of Hermit Road in Grand Canyon Village on the south rim of the Canyon.
This westernmost viewpoint and Hermit Trail, which descends from it, were named for "hermit" Louis Boucher, a 19th-century French-Canadian prospector who had a number of mining claims and a roughly built home down in the canyon. Views from here include Hermit Rapids and the towering cliffs of the Supai and Redwall formations.