Grand Canyon Day 5

Grand Canyon Day 5

The wind was a force to be reckoned with last night. It bent the branches of the trees and buffeted our tents all night howling like  a tortured soul. When my alarm went off, I only had intermittent sleep to show for all my efforts. Bedazzled didn’t fare any...
Grand Canyon Day 4

Grand Canyon Day 4

I awoke before my alarm and peeked out of my tent. I saw Bedazzled’s tent right in front of mine. You know, sleeping on the rim of the Grand Canyon is probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I had the luck to have someone camp right in front of...
Grand Canyon Day 3

Grand Canyon Day 3

We woke up at 6:00 and decided to take the Transept Trail to Bright Angel Point for sunrise. The spot is only a quarter-mile from the lodge so we knew it might be crowded. As we passed the lodge, the smell of bacon was drifting through the air and our empty stomachs...
Grand Canyon Day 2 

Grand Canyon Day 2 

My alarm went off at 6:00 AM and I got up slowly. My legs felt strange. At first I couldn’t place the feeling, but then I realized they were a little sore. Only 11 days after finishing the PCT and my legs are sore from a 7 mile hike. Granted we dropped over...
Grand Canyon Day 1

Grand Canyon Day 1

My alarm went off at 5:00 and I rummaged around trying to find my watch. Successful turning it off, I went off again at 5:02. It was time to get up. I looked over and poked Bedazzled. Even though the temperature was supposed to drop to 37 degrees, the inside of our...
Sahale Glacier Camp

Sahale Glacier Camp

Miles Elevation Gain (ft) Sahale Glacier Camp is one of the top backcountry campsites in the United States National Park System.  The individual campsites are ringed with rock walls and perched at 7,570 ft. at the foot of the Sahale Glacier.  8,681 ft Sahale Peak...

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