Monday, May 11, 2009

Grand Canyon Hike

Amy and I hiked the Grand Canyon with Jon Brown, and Lafe & Jaime Goeckeritz on May 8. Jon, Lafe, Amy and I all had visions of completing Rim to Rim to Rim. In short, Jon completed the full 48 miles, Lafe hiked 40 miles and Amy and I went the 24 miles across to the North Rim and had an adveture getting a ride back to the South Rim. Jaime hiked the 20 mile round trip to Phantom Ranch and back.

The Canyon never ceases to provide an adventure.

We started hiking at about 2:15 a.m.
Between Indian Gardens and Devil's Corkscrew we ran into some Grand Canyon riff-raff hiking out. Rick and Brian had come to the Canyon the night before with a group of guys from work that opted to start hiking right away rather than sleep for a few hours. We met up with them about 4:30ish as they were on their way to the South Rim from Phantom Ranch.

Crossing the bridge over the Colorado River along the bottom of the Canyon.

The trail along the bottom . . . if you look closely enough, you can see Lafe up ahead of Amy.

One of the many beautiful rock formation in the inner Canyon.

Inside of Supai Tunnel . . . smart enough to realize that we still had a long way to go before the top.

1 comment:

loriwelker said...

Congrats on the hike! You guys look great!