Whoa! Nice trip!
I can understand it taking a year to plan. You got to stay in all the nice places, and that takes making reservations nearly a year in advance.
You had unusual weather ...lucky, that it was so cool, and the trails were actually damp. The streams were clear when I was there, but really muddy on your trip. At the end of your hike, the clearing clouds really enhanced the pictures.
When I was at the North Rim Lodge in May on opening week, the place was packed, with long waits for dinner. How was it when you were there?
Looking at this picture, how many were hiking in your group?