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Monday, February 02, 2015

Into the Canyon

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead,” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit. He could have been referring to my coming week—and I’ll probably feel somewhat hobbit-sized as I make my way into the abyss.

This coming week, I’ll be hiking the Grand Canyon. The plan is to hike from the South Rim down the South Kaibab Trail, across the Colorado River on a suspension bridge, and to stay overnight in the bottom of the canyon at Phantom Ranch.

Then comes the hard part: hiking the mile elevation over the seven-mile distance up Bright Angel Trail.

Of course, if my sure-fire strategy in Vegas goes well a couple days before the hike, I may opt for a private helicopter. Odd are, we’ll be on foot.

Here’s a video with some scenic views from the hiking trail.


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