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Grand Canyon Fall 2011

11/27/2011

Grand Canyon, USA.

Fall 2011.

4 days.

3 camps.

4 Trails.

36+ miles.

Colorado River.

Steep Canyons.

This Hard Land.

Everywhere you turned the views were unbelievable, breathtaking really…like the last prehistoric land on Earth.

I wish I was an amazing Poet, because only Poetry could rightfully describe the experience of this majestic, rugged beauty.

Day 1 – Descent.

I called this scramble the Mouse Trap. It’s basically a rock avalanche gully and you are crossing on quite large rocks above and looking down at the steep trail on the left (you can see in the photo). No one clapped or spoke much at this moment. The picture doesn’t do this moment justice.

On the last day we saw mining remnants. It’s rumored our Trailmaster Ron Medlin might have even had a run in with a Miner Cat in his tent!

I’d like to thank Brett, Marty, Jim, and Ron for taking these pictures. I took 178 photos in 4 days and lost them all when my hard drive crashed before I backed them up externally. These pictures may or may not be in chronological order. So glad to have these amazing memories. It was the trip of a lifetime and I appreciated every moment we were there. Marty was also quite the cook and made us the best dinner on the trip. Thanks again Marty!

I carried the M16-14ZER by CRKT. The knife performed exceptionally well. The orange color is easy to see and access when it is dark or muddy. The serrations were also helpful around the camp and cutting the rope ties.

I am at a loss for words to say how beautiful the views were.

The hiking was a formidable challenge.

Joel Bornzin

October/November 2011

One Comment leave one →
  1. Lori Joyce permalink
    11/28/2011 5:38 pm

    Joel, Awesome pictures from your trip!! Great to hear you had a great time on your hiking adventure with friends. Happy Holidays!
    Lori Joyce, old cousin….

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