September 25, 2002
On Sept 25, two friends - Matt
and Susan - and I decided we would hike the Grand Canyon -
North Rim to South Rim all in
ONE day. For Susan and I, it would be our first trip to this
Natural Wonder of the World. The
hike would entail getting up at 5 AM and begin the
hike down the Bright Angel Trail
in the dark. 6 hours and 14 miles of switchbacks later, we
finally reached the Colorado River.
After a quick lunch break, we began the grueling hike
back up the next 12 miles and
miles of switchbacks. We finally reached the top just in time
for a spectacular sunset involving
a localized rain storm. After checking into our rim-side
cabin, Susan had a nice bottle
of French wine waiting for our consumption.
The Grand Canyon is a fabulous
World Wonder that everyone should take the time to visit.