Frans and I hiked the grand Canyon last weekend with Kieth and Kim, Gary and Jessica and Loren and Jessica. I was dreading that it would feel like a kesti reunion with us intruding, but it didn't....it was really fun!! I would highly recomend this hike to everyone. It is long, and tiring, but not too difficult, and the views along the way and at the bottom are so beautiful! And at times it felt like we were not in Arizona at all. And it was an experience just to see the Indian tribe at the bottom and see how they live. Sure made me appreciate all that we have!! We spent the night at the top in our truck in the parking lot on Saturday night, and we began hiking in at about 6:15 in the morning. It took about 3 hours and 45 minutes or so to get down. We hike back out on Monday morning, and it took us 4 1/2 hours to get out.
Pictures don't do it justice, but here are a few.
This last picture was taken right around sunset by Frans with the tripod. The water is really this color....soooooo amazingly beautiful!! I wish that I could have sat down here with my book and my hubby all day in a hammock!
We got a mule to haul our stuff down, and that was such a great Idea. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had to carry a 30 or 40 pound pack down!