Grand Day at the Canyon
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
13Trip End Sep 21, 2010
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Glenn had bought a picnic lunch to eat after our planned strenuous walk into the Canyon - comprising of two rotisserie chickens and assorted other food - you know a light snack for two! We also searched Williams for some wet weather gear and ended up with two, very fetching, plastic ponchos - the one size fits all variety.
It's an hours drive to the Canyon from Williams - so we arrived in time to start our walk into the canyon via Bright Angel trail
We started the walk in pouring rain and walked down to the first station 1.5 miles into the Canyon. I'm so glad that Glenn suggested that we turn around at that point as the 1.5 miles uphill was somewhat more strenuous and the weather had changed so that I was as red as a beetroot by the time we reemerged from the Canyon.
In the afternoon we took a helicopter flight over the Canyon and realized just how large it is - about 450km long!
A small incident in the early evening when I thought we were running out of petrol and we were in the back blocks of the park;visions of spending the night in the car - sharing a rotisserie chicken for dinner and bedding down in the car for the night - thankfully that was not to be!
Safety back in Williams - after a fantastic day.................tomorrow Vegas!