Grand Canyon Travel Blog› entry 39 of 55 › view all entries
July 22nd, 2008 – by: silan
Arizona would great us with hot hot weather. We got to the Grand Canyon in the afternoon, and spent the rest of the day reading and napping away the hot afternoon sun.
The next morning we woke up at 4:30am to beat the heat, and took the park shuttle to the South Kaibob Trail head. On the ride there, we met a father and son who were quite the pair and great to talk to. They were planning on hiking down the trail and continuing on to the Colorado River.
The hike is fantastic, especially that early in the morning, when we went back up, there were quite a few tourists hiking the trail and it was a lot busier and less natural.
We had parked our car at the visitor centre and so took the shuttle back there, where we feasted on snacks before embarking on a long walk on the Rim Trail from Mather Point to the Trailview overlook before taking a shuttle back to our car.
Incredibly tired, we feasted again, this time on a bean-filled salad. It was nice to be full, and we celebrated again by taking showers! By the afternoon, the sun was getting unbearable to be outside, so, happy that we had done everything we wanted to in the cooler morning, we headed back to our campsite for some downtown until dinner. "As per usual, I may fall asleep."
After dinner, we headed to the watchtower to watch the sunset. Again, a gorgeous view as the sun set on the Grand Canyon!
It would be another long day the next morning, as we woke early to catch the sunrise over the canyon before continuing our journey to Nevada, the Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas.
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