There are certain rights of passage for all backpackers: The first big trip “Out West,” a solo backpacking trip, multiple day outing, a winter backpack, and so on…
And on this list is undeniably a trip to the Grand Canyon.
Much to my chagrin. I have NEVER been to the Grand Canyon.
Not on a day hike, not camping, and certainly not backpacking.
Today (Wednesday), I fly out to Phoenix, have my friend Andy pick me up and then we are off to The Big Ditch for a few days. I’ll finally be seeing the largest canyon in the United States.
I’m looking forward to it.
It is about time and long overdue!