Archive for November, 2007
Here is the route map for our Grand Canyon 2007 backcountry trip. It was built using track files from my Etrex Vista gps. The breaks in the red lines are caused by the GPS losing satellite connectivity in some of the deep canyons. The squiggly lines and small circles between Horseshoe Mesa and Cave of the Domes were caused by us searching and backtracking for the side trail to the cave, we did find it!
Click on the map for a larger version.
We returned from our adventure in the Grand Canyon about 2 weeks ago. Everyone is busy organizing photos and videos, cleaning equipment etc. It was a great trip, which had a little bit of everything:
- Cool weather, almost cold, warm weather, hot actually, solitude in the backcountry, pleasant company (and beer!) at Phantom Ranch, scorpions, route finding, some uphills, some downhills, dollar games, the challenge of finding water, Sierra Coolers, thieving Ravens, Tarantulas, a cave, a great waterfall, Bighorn Sheep, lizards (including one that didn’t make it), the full moon, bats, drinking games with dice, steep drop offs, a rattlesnake, wind wind wind, red dust covered sleeping bags, ribs at a cowboy steakhouse, and a night in Vegas to wrap it up.