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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike 6-3-17

After one days rest post Buckskin Gulch / Paria Canyon adventure, we decided to head to the Grand Canyon. I had never been there and Deb was there last as a young child. Our plans were to camp near the North Rim, and start out early in the morning hiking to the South Rim, lodging for the night, then hiking back to the North Rim the next day. By the time we hit the 100 degree floor of the canyon and was starting our ascent to the South Rim…we had changed our mind and decided to just do the Rim to Rim hike. The heat just zapped the energy from our bodies. We were able to catch a shuttle from the South Rim back to the North Rim to pick up our car.

When we started at the North Rim it was 34 degrees, and by the time we dropped nearly 6000’ in elevation to the canyon floor, it was 100 degrees…making the long 4500’ slog up to the South Rim pretty slow. We were able to complete the Rim to Rim hike in 10.5 hours.

Again, lot of pics…here are some of them…

Camp the night before the hike…

34 degrees…lets go, I’m cold…

Looking down the Roaring Springs Canyon…

Across the canyon, you can see Roaring Springs…water coming out of the rock…

Near the floor of the Grand Canyon…gonna be a hot climb out

Funny sign… We not only did the Rim to Rim in one day, we did NOT seek advice from a park ranger…BTW, that’s not a red shirt he’s wearing 🙂

The trail crosses the Colorado River by this suspension bridge…

The occasional mule team of tourists heading to the floor to camp…

Rim to Rim…

Near the South Rim…all the people…

Ah geeze…after all that and the first thing we see is the cookie monster…disappointing

Happy to be done…

Tired feet…

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