Monday, October 24, 2011

Travel Log: Day 2- 10/8/2011: Part 2

As promised here's part 2:

It's nearly 1:30 in the afternoon. Brandon and I are having lunch at Skeleton Point on the South Kaibab trail inside the Grand Canyon. (This is the farthest they recommend you try to go in and back in one day) Laying eyes on the canyon for the first time was almost indescribable.

-There is a squirrel harassing Brandon right now-

Pictures truly do this place no justice. The size alone was incredible. It's so big that you almost feel like your eyes are playing a trick on you; kind of like some sort of optical illusion. It is truly an amazing sight.

The walk down into the canyon was pretty tough. We descended around 2000 ft, or so, in about 2 hours. This is as far as we are going to take it today. We really wanted to get far enough down inside the canyon to get a really good look at the Colorado river. We finally made it far enough in to lay eyes on the river that carved this place out.

-This is probably the best idea we've ever had-

The walk out was intense to say the least. Needless to say, we did a lot of breaking along the way. This altitude is killing me with the hiking. I'm used to being at sea level! We toughed through it and made it out around 5:45. It just seemed like there was always another turn. The cool thing about coming back up was seeing everything we missed coming down. I guess our eyes were too focused ahead.

When we got back we decided to check out the general store. We came out with baby wipes and firewood. After the cold night we had, last night, when we saw that they had firewood for sale we couldn't resist.

It felt so great to get out of those wet, foul-smelling clothes. We both wiped down with some of the wipes and now I feel like a million bucks! The little things make you feel the greatest when camping. Then getting the fire started just took it to the next level. Now we are cooking, enjoying the flames, and listening to a little music. This is living!

-It's about time we decided to take this trip-

Until Next time,

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