Our Grand Arrival
Trip Start Apr 30, 2010
52Trip End Sep 05, 2010
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A Glorious Day
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that our arrival at the Grand Canyon on Wednesday night was one of the most glorious moments anyone has ever experienced. Not only did we roll into the park just as the golden sun was starting to dip towards the Canyon (which we were both laying
We marveled at the Canyon for a while, and after a Coleman Stove pasta special we retired to the van – it’s only twelve bucks for a camping a short walk away from the Canyon. We opted to stay in the car, mostly because it was dark and we didn’t feel like dealing with the tent, but it
We planned to get up early to try to obtain a last-minute permit to camp in the Canyon bottom. Camping at the base is limited, but a handful of same-day passes are available each day due to cancellations and no shows. You need to get there early though – we were advised by the Campsite Ranger to arrive to line up before the office opened, which is 8am. So I set my watch for 6:00 and we went to sleep early, ready for a big day.