1. In training for Grand Canyon hike 6 March. S. Rim-to-Cottonwood-to-Rim.
5 Nights. Camp 1 – Indian Garden, Camp 2 – Bright Angel, Camp 3 – Cottonwood, Camp 4 Bright Angel, Camp 5 Indian Garden.
Have reserved a steak dinner and breakfast at Phantom Ranch on the return leg. I know, this is like cheating, ok, it is cheating. Geardog’s wife Lisa, is taking the donkey ride down and staying 1 night at phantom, their going to sneak me into their cabin. In case you were wondering, the steak dinner in the canyon runs just under $50, ouch.
2. Geardog and I have 2 more hikes on the horizon, Wonderland trail, cascade NP, circumnavigates Mt Rainier, 95 miles(?) 9-11 days, 1 food cache. He’s trying to get the permits for early July.
Next up is our annual pilgrimage to Colorado, 4-Pass Loop, Maroon Bells, Aspen. Can’t wait.
Here’s the link to photos at picasa: