Attack of the Elk
Trip Start Jan 05, 2012
89Trip End Ongoing
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The Grand Canyon itself is amazing
We camped the night: Clint in his 3-man tent and Rosie, Andrea and I in my 2-man tent. The tent was surprisingly spacious considering. I slept quite well but Rosie and Andrea suffered from the drop in temperature that happens in the early morning hours. This is because of Clint’s sporadic behaviour as well. He had told them they could rent sleeping bags but then not followed through. This situation would have been easily solved had I known they didn’t have sleeping bags before we left Vegas but anyway… such is life.
In the morning we returned to the cliffs of Grand Canyon to explore some more. On the way we saw an elk and as the tourist we all are we took pictures. The elk started walking with us, which we thought was the sweetest thing ever until it started bluff charging. It was getting closer and closer, and bluff charging more frequently. I saw a car coming and decided it was time to cross the road away from the elk
We explored the Grand Canyon some more, getting the good photos we’d all hoped for and enjoying each others company. Then we heard an unusual sound and all minds immediately thought it was the elk coming after us once again. Turns out it was an extremely old dude jogging. Common mistake I am sure!
We dropped Rosie and Andrea off at Flagstaff. I wasn’t looking forward to hours of just me and Clint time… but shit happens. It wasn’t as bad as I expected. He basically just talked about his relationship problems and asked for advice. His problem is that he is married with kids but doesn’t want to be married but doesn’t want to separate because of the kids. Here I am thinking: dude, why are you asking a single 24-year-old with no kids advice about this kind of thing? The trip was longer than expected because once again he got lost.