Not much motorcycle action in this post. Not to worry, the Tucson Vintage Bike Show is coming up in a couple of weeks and I should have bike pictures galore. Until then, I wanted to share some pictures of a trip my family and I took last weekend. This vacation was planned a year in advance by my dad. He wanted to try to get as many family members together for a hike down the Grand Canyon. Last March we called up and got hotel reservations, camping permits, meals, and mule bags ordered. Then a year went by, in a blink of an eye, and the trip was suddenly upon us. So last Wednesday Kiri and I, along with my parents and sister's family, all headed up to the canyon. After checking in at the Maswik Lodge we all walked over to the rim to see what awaited us the next day.
My mom and dad. This would be my dad's fourth trip down to the bottom and my mom's first time hiking it.
PDF link to the same map we used while hiking down. It takes awhile to load so don't freak out if you just see a grey page. The vital info is all on page two. We wanted to see both trails so we decided to take South Kiabab down and the Bright Angel trail up. Here is Kiri waving at me to stop taking pictures and get my a#$ moving, otherwise she was going to hike down without me.
Phantom Ranch. There are ammo cans at each camp site. You store all your food in those so the squirrels, rats, deer, etc. can't sneak off with the good stuff.