Tomorrow morning I am leaving at O’dark 30 to head to the Grand Canyon. I am revising a New Year’s Resolution I made to hike it from Rim to Rim again this year. I decided against it since my friend can’t Rim to Rim with me until 2011. And since the North Rim is still snowed in and officially does not open until May 15th tomorrow I plan to:
- Drive 230 miles to the Grand Canyon
- Hike 6.8 miles down South Kaibab Trail
- Hike 9.3 miles up Bright Angel Trail
- Drive 230 miles home
I need the open road, solitude and challenge. I really need to spend the day with the Lord. I am bringing my tent and bag just in case I need to spend the night. A year ago I soloed the Kaibab Trail rim to river and back. It was on that trip that I wrote “Why I Do It” and decided to begin this blog. Thank you to all who have read Scholé I am humbled and grateful.