Sunday, April 25, 2010

Utah/Arizona Trip - April 2010

These photos are from a hike that Darren and I took in the Grand Canyon on Saturday, April 24, as we were traveling home from Utah. I drove up to Utah Valley on Wednesday the 21st and stayed two nights with my brother Kelly in Orem. (I also got to see my other brothers while I was there.) Darren and I left Provo on Friday the 23rd, heading south through Manti and Panguitch on U.S. 89 and eventually spending the night in Kanab. My original plan was to drive the following day to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and take a day hike down part of the North Kaibab Trail and back out; however, it wasn't until Saturday morning, when I mentioned our plans to a convenience-store clerk in Kanab, that I found out the North Rim is completely closed until mid-to-late May. Thus we decided to drive around, through Page and via the AZ 64 entrance to the park, to the South Rim. We hiked down the Bright Angel Trail to the 3-mile rest station and then back out, which proved to be all the hike I could handle in my current state of health and fitness. Later we drove down to Flagstaff and spent the night there before driving home on Sunday the 25th. I had a fun time and enjoyed Darren's company very much!