Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Day 5 of Havasu/Grand Canyon Trip

SUMMARY: Photos are up.

On Day 5, we rose before 5 a.m. and headed back up the 8 miles of trail and 2000 feet to Hualapai Hilltop, where the van was parked. I was determined to get there before it got hot, so the camera got put away, and I took no photos till we got to the top and started celebrating. Then drove to the Grand Canyon South Rim, set up camp, watched the sunset, and got very cold very quickly. It was near freezing and it hailed around dinnertime. What happened to all that heat?!

Photos here.

Previous posts about this trip:
* Day 4
* Days 1-3

2 comments:

  1. Great pics! The Grand Canyon is so awe inspiring. Once when we were visitng my sister who lived on the North Rim, my husband decided to hike down into the canyon for a few hours. My sister and I walked down to the trailhead to meet him coming back out. He emerged from the trail in his shirtsleeves, sweating from the heat, while we were in parkas because it was snowing.

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  2. Yeah, a 4,000-foot elevation change can make a bit of a difference! Of course, walking up a couple of thousand feet without a break can warm you up pretty good, too. :-)

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