Phoenix seemed boundless from our vantage point in a Tempe RV park, but we were there only long enough to pick up our daughter(flown in on her semester break) and head to the Grand Canyon to see what all the fuss is about!
With the sun already failing us, we detached as soon as we could wedge ourselves into a snowy site and made for the South Rim trail. It’s paved, and the lookouts are easily accessed from the visitor’s center. Pictured is Bright Angel Canyon, a trekker’s dream with the terminus of the Kaibab Trail some 21 miles in.
The next morning, we set off bright and early (well,as early as you can get after feasting on Sean’s Famous Garlic Cheese Grits with Red-Eye Gravy) for our trek down into the canyon via the South Kaibab Trail. The goal was Skeleton Point: 3.5 miles in and a good 2500′ elevation change. The ice on the switchbacks was a bit daunting, but gave me a great chance to hold daughter’s hand!
Shot from the rim shortly after reaching it. A full day’s hiking is best rewarded with a stuffed belly. To that end, I made my Sean’s Famous Rebeccurgers! 1/3 lb patty, cheddar cheese, tomato, bacon, beets, roasted pineapple, and a fried egg on an onion bun! So mighty you have to use three hands to eat it!