Is it summer yet?

Sorry it’s been awhile folks. I’ve been drowning in Grad school, internships, work, and life in general. After some crazy weather and a blizzard in April, I’m finally out and about. It’s a glorious (late) spring edging into summer now. The prairie flowers are beginning to bud, the grass is growing, and the trees areContinue reading “Is it summer yet?”

Return to the Rim

Aggghhh! Time has gotten away from me; between the New Year, graduate school, and work I’ve been swamped. I feel so bad I haven’t posted the last installment of the Grand Canyon adventure! Here is the final part of the story… 6’ish… I wasn’t paying to much attention to time… Cold. Blissful cold. If youContinue reading “Return to the Rim”

Part Three: Interlude at Plateau Point

After descending more than 3,000 feet we arrived at Indian Garden, our home for the night. We paused to read a wayside sign about the area and the campground. A little orienting and we found our site. Indian Garden; is a beautiful place. A perennial creek flows through the campground; I waded into the waterContinue reading “Part Three: Interlude at Plateau Point”

Part Two: The Descent

5:00 AM. The last time I had gotten out of bed at 5 AM was because I was going to early morning basketball practice. Why was I doing this? Sunrise at the Grand Canyon. I rolled out of bed and showered. We were meeting at six to drive over to the trailhead. I heated upContinue reading “Part Two: The Descent”

Grand Canyon Part 1: Getting Ready

I started writing this while on my early Christmas vacation. It went a little longer than I thought it would so I decided not to overwhelm myself, or more importantly my readers, with a super long chunk of text so I broke it down into four* parts. I will be posting the rest over theContinue reading “Grand Canyon Part 1: Getting Ready”