Where’s my Visine? It’s 3:15 am Hawaii time. I just landed in LAX, while waiting for my connecting flight to Phoenix.
Phoenix marks the beginning of some adventurous fun. Starting off later today where I’ll hook up with my big sisters, and our sweet cousin, Corri and her family for some pre-hiking fun.
Then, next Monday, together with my two big sisters, Carrie and Peggy, we will arrive at the south rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Our goal, to hike to from the top of the rim down to Phantom Ranch, where we’ll spend the night, and then ascend back to the Canyon’s rim the next day.
I have hiked our beautiful Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon on Kauai, but never the Grand Canyon National Park. After over a year of planning, the three sisters are very excited for it all to begin.
I am feeling ready to blast through the steep trails of our Grand Canyon hike, thanks to Gabby Reece’s butt-kicking classes I’ve been attending on Kauai’s northshore since November. Thanks Gabby for all those squats and lunges that I moaned and sweated through. I have no doubt the strength they built in my bootie and legs will pull me up and over the top of the Canyon’s rim.
Stay tuned for the pictorial post of our Grand Canyon hiking adventure next week.
Grand Canyon Hike or Bust, here we come!
Photo courtesy of the Grand Canyon National Park Service