A Day Around Camp   |   November 06, 2016

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We spent a day exploring the canyon around the campground. Much to Vanessa’s relief our campsite wasn’t too close to the canyon so we had to walk an 1/8th of a mile to the brink.

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On our way back from the brink of the canyon we noticed a group of about 50 people in the campground singing hymns. We walked up to join them and were offered some of their home cooked pie. The pie was delicious!

It turned out they were a Mennonite group hiking the 23 mile trail across the canyon. They had hiked across the canyon the day before and were resting on the day we saw them. The next morning they were planning on meeting at 4am to complete the 23 mile hike back across the canyon. Interestingly the group of Mennonite’s weren’t calling themselves a group since any group crossing the Grand canyon via the trail is required to have a medic hiking with them.

There’s only one trail that crosses the canyon going from the north rim to the south rim. It’s strenuous so we never even started it with our two little ones but maybe it would be nice for a future trip. Some training and preparation was advised before attempting to complete the trail.

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Reviewing the route home and getting ready for the drive.

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