Friday, May 30, 2008.
Grand Canyon Hike
We got up and got ready then left the campsite around 8:00. When we arrived at the Grand Canyon, we headed for Bright Angel Trail. We had someone take our picture at the top of the trail by the trail sign and figured we would do the same when we got back up. I wondered what we'd look like at the end of the day.
As we headed down, we kept having to move to the side for the mules to pass. Now that's the way to head down to the bottom! Let the animals do all the work. The hike down went well over all. Vickie hit a point where she needed to hurry so she could make it to the ladies latrine before she had an accident so her and Ricky picked up their pace and the rest of us met them down there shortly after. We reached he rest stop at the 1 1/2 mile mark around 11:00. We had lunch and then evaluated. It was decided that this would be a good turn around point so that's what we did. We rested for a little while then headed back up.
We stopped fairly often to rest. Ricky and Rick were having a bit of a tough time but it worked out well because I think we would have been in worse shape if we hadn't stopped as often as we did. Jonathan was getting a little impatient though. He just wanted to get to the top and be done at one point. He was tired.
When we finished, we had someone take our picture again at the top of the trail. We all looked a lot better than I had anticipated so that was good. We decided at one point on the way back up that we weren't cooking. It was going to be Wendy's for dinner so that's where we headed after getting things packed back up in the car.
When we got back to camp, everybody relaxed and just did whatever they felt like doing for a while. Jonathan asked if Ricky could spend the night so that's how the boys ended the evening. They were both out like lights.