Sunday, December 26, 2010

Chirstmas Hike

This year rather than exchanging gifts Julie and I planned shared time and memories for Christmas.

Christmas day was planned as breakfast, phone calls to/from family, a hike in the Grand Canyon (Grandview trail to Horseshoe Mesa) and supper in El Tovar lodge.

A late start caused us to alter our plans. The Grandview Trail is a little over 6 miles round trip including 2,600 feet elevation change between the trailhead and the mesa. There wasn't enough time to explore and enjoy the trip. We opted for a loop: parking area to Shoshone Point, along the rim to Yaki Point, down two roads back to the car.

Grand Canyon. View of the Grand Canyon from the south rim between Shoshone Point and Yaki Point.

Our plans for supper in the El Tovar changed also. Earlier in the week we phoned for reservations and learned the earliest available was 9:30 PM. We chose the Bright Angel lodge where reservations weren't needed.

It was a good day.


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