I need to finish this trip segment up so we can get back to bikes! I attended the 4th Annual vintage bike show today and I'm eager to post some pictures. But that will have to wait until later in the week. For now, back to the Grand Canyon.
This is the third day of a Grand Canyon trip my wife and I took with
my parents and my sister's family at the end of March. The previous day my wife and I hiked to the North Rim and back from the bottom of the canyon. After crawling into our tent around 10:30pm we immediately fell into a deep slumber which could have lasted well into the next afternoon. Unfortunately the alarm clock Kiri had set for 5am seemed to go off 10 seconds after I closed my eyes. Nope. It really was 5am. I had just crawled into a tent in total darkness. And now I was crawling back out in total darkness. Kiri and I had a 5:30am breakfast. Who the heck made these arrangements?? Oh yeah I did.
After grabbing a bite in the cantina, Kiri and I had to break down the tent and pack the duffel bag for the mules to take back up. Things were a bit hectic, but we made the mule deadline. At which point we were ready to hike back out! One final group shot as we get ready to cross the Colorado River. My niece was the only one who didn't smile, and as a result, she gets a Photoshopped mustache. I did tell everyone to smile!
Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair! So I can climb up.:)
Indian Gardens and took a break for snacks. There was potable water here so we were able to fill up our water bottles.
M. C. Escher's paintings.
Pictographs up on the cliff face. After some searching around I was able to find them with the camera zoom. I'm not sure how old these are but they didn't look like modern graffiti. This was old school graffiti!