Are we really going to do this for 14-days?
Trip Start Apr 14, 2010
18Trip End May 01, 2010
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Cameron's Trading Post
On a work/ interest note... did you know that people out here have to have all of their water delivered by trucks? I mean..
From there we headed toward the Grand Canyon. As we were walking to the edge Elisabeth suggested that we close our eyes hold hands and then open them up all at once. So that's what we did..except for the one person who was designated to see…Brian. The Grand Canyon was expansive and impressive but almost too much so… You almost can’t take it all in. We hiked down into the Canyon some to get a little taste of it. Since it was the afternoon and most everyone was coming up from their hikes…. that, I am sure they started much earlier in the day. The hikers all looked the same.. REI or EMS outfitted … head down, breathing heavy, sweaty, and mumbling. The actually didn’t look very happy. I think that may be why I like mountains better than canyons. You get a little view and then it spurs you on to climb higher. The whole time it is more exhilarating. Before you start down into canyon you already get some of the best views….then it’s just drudgery to get back up out of the canyon.
We did a little shopping and a little more sight seeing and it seemed as though everyone was starting to feel the effect of being together for almost a week non-stop in confined conditions
We needed to find a campsite and heard that you could camp on national forest land but were warned to stay away from Indian Reservation land. We also saw some strange signs on the road...one was a picture of what looked like mountain lion crossing... at that point tents were out of the question to everyone. Late into the night, we saw something called Cameron’s Trading Post and decided to stop. Internet service has been spotty at best, so trying to plan places to stay has been difficult. The two weeks we were dealing with the flooding... I was supposed to be planning more details for this trip... but Since that didn't happen, we are kinda winging it. So when we find something interesting...we stop... we’re lucky that it is off-season. We pulled in one place and asked if they had any sites. The manager said "sure...how many do you want?" …. That was a joke "…we only needed one. Tomorrow should be a better day.