Hiking the World: Into the Grand Canyon

by Gigi Griffis

This March, we took our first jaunt below the rim and into the Grand Canyon. Our route was via the popular Bright Angel trail six miles out and another six miles back to the trailhead.

It was a long, tough, beautiful day.

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All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

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Ali March 17, 2016 - 11:12 am

Gorgeous! I’d love to get back to the Grand Canyon one of these days. I was there in May 2003 and, if you can believe it, I camped for 2 nights. It was in a campground that had bathroom facilities, and I ended up sleeping half of each night in my car, but still. I love your picture with the little squirrel :-)

gigigriffis March 17, 2016 - 10:24 pm

Interesting! Was it a campground on the south rim, do you remember?

tanya March 17, 2016 - 2:06 pm

I want to take a trip there sometime. Its funny I am only 5 hours away and have never been there.

gigigriffis March 17, 2016 - 10:24 pm

You definitely should. It’s very worth seeing.

Montecristo Travels (Sonja) March 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Groundhog photo cracked me up!
I don’t see Luna so assuming this is another non-pet friendly trail?

gigigriffis March 18, 2016 - 5:13 pm

All the trails within the canyon are no-dogs. Only the rim trail allows animals (though weirdly and unfortunately the buses don’t).


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