It was either November or December, I can’t recall for sure, but the temperature was twenty degrees and snow was fairly high as I start out my day exploring the Desert View trail along the mighty Grand Canyon.
The original plan was to hike down the canyon to the Colorado river, then back up, and to complete this all in one day. I knew I was ill equipped for such a hike though with all the snow and little provisions.
So I scrapped that idea for another day and hiked through the passages of time along the South Rim.
The great thing about the Grand Canyon is that each visit can show you something new, even throughout the day light and shadow can change the canyon in new and unexpected ways. When you think about the true amount of time that it has taken to form what you see before your eyes, you can become overtaken with emotion.
So I start my hike today, and find that by the last of days light I’ve traveled back 1280 million years through the rocks carved by wind, water and ice.
Come with me, won’t you?