When I was visiting Grand Canyon in the beginning of May as part of my travel photography trip to southwest, I could not complain about weather. It was decent. The temperature was around 20°C (70°F) with clear air and some clouds. The only discomfort was caused by very strong and gusty wind.
Every time I was planning my shot I had to make sure I applied extra pressure with my body weight to my tripod for extra stabilization. At some point I almost lost my gear when I was not careful enough trying to setup my Feisol on uneven surface at the edge of the cliff. That made me thinking that it is quite dangerous to hike at such a proximity to the canyon when rocks are wet or covered with ice, in combination with the strong wind it can cause some deadly slips. I started to guess how many people lose their lives every year from falls over the rim. Knowing that Grand Canyon is such a popular travel destination all year around I estimated that the number should be pretty high.
For some reason I never stopped thinking about it and I had to google it when I was in my hotel room later that day. Sure enough in 30sec I found official statistics from National Park Service. Park statistics show that about 4.5 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year and only 2-3 people die from falls. This useless fact satisfied my obsessive curiosity and I could start preparing for my long drive to Bryce next day.