Journal entry – 4 October 2015, Sun – The Grand Canyon

Journal entries are just that – the digital copy of my hand-written entries in my journal. If you aren’t interested in the daily details of our adventure, feel free to skip on to the next “regular” post.

Not interested in the 15 mile ride in to the park, we decide to hike locally. Just down the road from us is Forest Trail #4, which T’s into the Arizona trail. We head south, toward the Grand Canyon.

It’s beautiful country, not what we expected to see in Arizona. Pine and Aspen forests interspersed with mountain meadows.


Only 6ish miles to the park border, but we didn’t make it (1.5 miles short)- pushed back by dark clouds and suddenly cool winds. A few drops of rain caught us but we mostly made it home dry.

After discussing waiting out 2 days of rain we decide to head out in the morning, looking for warmer weather or hook-ups to wait out the storm. Plus, with the possibility of storms we can’t get more than a day hike in to the Canyon, anyway.