Saturday, June 19, 2010

Grand Canyon, South Rim, Day Two

We survived the first night in the tent, but it was a learning experience that wasn't conducive to good sleep. We found ourselves doing things slowly.
Kate sat in on on Kids Rock!, a youth activity focused on archeology, that got started on becoming a Junior Park Ranger, Raven Level.
The sun was hot on the Rim Trail (temp in the 80s) as we walked to the El Tovar Hotel and Bright Angel Lodge.
In early April 25 years ago, we hiked down the Bright Angel Trail to Indian Gardens, from snow to 80 degrees. Joan's sister, Pam, went with us. When we finally got back to the RV, Pam's comment was, "Don't go on vacation with the Jordans, they'll try to kill you!" Not this time - we need to be in a lot better shape before we do any serious hiking below the Rim.