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Monday, November 30, 2009

That's My World Tuesday / Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon










My friend and I took a short hike down the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon just to enjoy it...rather than get beat up by it! There were hikers returning from several nights at the bottom of the canyon. How I would love to get all the way down there but, carrying a pack and the climb back up, MAN I don't think I could hack it. My son has been down there numerous times and has done the white water rafting too. I have been down to Plateau Point and that was far enough to know that the hike back up can really kick your #@$%! I am posting photographs of the mules, serious hikers and casual hikers. I think you will be able to tell who is who? It was about 2:00 in the afternoon, just a week ago (November 21, 09) so their return to the rim at this time of the afternoon was very smart!
That's My World Tuesday

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, that does look like such fun and it is soooo beautiful! I don't usually admit to being too old to do much of anything, but have to admit this would be one of them! So, it's fun to have someone take me via photos and it is beautiful! Thanks for the trip!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

diane said...

What a fabulous walk that would be, the going down bit anyway.

Ebie said...

How fun! I've been wanting to do this type of activity, but the problem is coming back up! Last week my knee gave way, so no hiking for me for a while.

Martha Z said...

I have hiked to Indian Gardens a couple of times but never in the fall. I can see from your shots that this is the best time to go.

Barb said...

I took a good look at the hikers in case my friends were among them! I like the photo of the guy carrying the red backpack - he seems on a mission.

Sistertex said...

Gorgeous photos...looks like a beautiful place. I truly doubt I could make the trek either.

Rajesh said...

Excellent snaps of the place. I would love to be part of this experience.

Riet said...

What a wonderful trip that must have been.Your photo's are beautifuyl.

Wolynski said...

Yes, I can see not wanting to climb with a backpack.
Wonderful photos.

Snap said...

What fun! I love the sign about the mules. The grand canyon is indeed, GRAND!

Carolyn said...

Oh what I would give to do that hike with you. Between Geogypsy and your photos a Grand Canyon hike is getting closer to the top of my Bucket list. Thanks for such great shots and sharing your enjoyment of this adventure!
Smiles

eileeninmd said...

Great pictures of the Bright Angel trail, They bring back some memories of my trip. Didn't the trail look small in places for those donkeys?

Happily Retired Gal said...

Oh these photos bring back memories! Partway down, I recall being told by our guide to close my eyes at steep twisty places on the trail because that's what the mules do. Sheesh ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

AKO said...

This seems like a very intereseting place to visit. I love to walk around and with my camera with me it gets even better. :)

Shelle said...

wow, now that looks like my kind of place to hike. Your pics are fab.