Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Grand Canyon 2008


We went to the Grand Canyon over the weekend, which was a first for me.


On Saturday, we hiked down the South Kaibab Trail to the bottom to the Colorado River, soaking in some amazing panoramas. I was blown away by how many banded layers of rock you pass, and how long they must have taken to accumulate.


At the bottom we took an hour break and ended up hanging out for lunch at Phantom Ranch.


In the afternoon we climbed up the Bright Angel Trail. I think the trip was about 5,000' elevation loss and gain over about 17 or 18 miles. It all took a little over 8 hours including breaks.

Great way to spend a 'work' day.

1 comment:

  1. this is awesome, great pics! I remember doing the same hike in college - still remember it to this day - great stuff - glad you got down in that crack!