Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest

One lovely May, Delwin, Deanna, and I headed to Arizona for our canyon adventure.

Grand Canyon - Day 1 Grand Canyon - Day 2 Grand Canyon - Day 3 Petrified Forest

Grand Canyon - Day 2: The Big Hike

During May, the park does not encourage the trip down the South Kaibab Trail to the river and up Bright Angel Trail. I suppose it is because of the heat at the bottom coupled with the steep climb, but it was well worth the effort for the views on the South Kaibab Trail. We finished in roughly 9.5 hours and started our hike at around 7 AM.

A frequent sight and smell.

The hike up the Bright Angel Trail was hot, crowded, and the view unvaried and unspectacular compared to what we saw coming down. Granted, we weren't in the mood to admire the view. We wanted to get up to the rim with time to spare and didn't know how long it would take us.
Victory! We celebrated with double scoops of Dreyer's ice cream and sitting down.
For dinner we had a feast: chili and hotdogs and roasted marshmallows, cooked over a raging fire set in the grill. Mmm.
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