I think I am a little nuts. My sweet friend Collette talked me and another girlfriend of ours to hike the Grand Canyon...in one day! Down and back up....18 miles to be exact! I was excited to do it but didn't really know what was ahead of me! I ended up having a blast. We made great memories. And now I can say I hiked the Grand Canyon!
Since I didn't want to take my huge camera along, I took our old point & shoot camera along for the ride. Well, it's resting place is now in the Grand Canyon because it died on me the night before we went on our hike. Sad. Poor Camera. After shedding a tear, we all went in on a few disposable cameras and had a blast taking pictures of our hike.
While we waited for the bus that would take us to the top of the trail, we saw some elk. They are so tame here. They just walk around like they own the place. It was neat to see them so close. They are massive animals!
On the bus that takes us to the top of the Bright Angel Trail. Me, Amy & Collette
Our huge group!
We are pumped & ready to start the hike!
The switchbacks that await us...
A great photo op. The views were breath-taking. The pictures can't ever do it justice!
We had so much fun together!
Collette showing us her skills...
At long last we finished! My face shows it all. I was SO tired! We figured out we burned 4300 calories! Sweet!
Our legs and shoes were so dirty. You can't really tell but we were so caked with dirt, mud & sweat. It was disgusting and great at the same time! I had a blast and feel so good that I accomplished it!