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    Mimi told me to Post my pictures that I took on my rim-to-rim hike across the Grand Canyon last week.. Figuring most of you would never hike the 23 miles rim to rim.. You might want to see what it looks like down there..

    The hike is 23 miles long.. if you go from South Rim to North Rim its.. 7 miles down, 9 miles flat, and last 5 miles UP HILL! practically STAIRS, then once you're out 2 miles to the North Rim Cabins... keep in mind that it was 108ºF down there under the Arizona sun..

    I hiked with my father and little sister (14 years old).. we Left at 6am and topped out at 7:30PM.. 23miles in 13 hours! KICKASS!
    Also my Aunt and Uncle hiked the same day, just differnt times. aunt left at 4:30am and uncle left at 6:15am.. it was a shame.. but we never saw my Uncle.. in the last 10 miles he got lost.. and it became dark.. he had NO FLASHLIGHT and there are some areas on the last stretch that are literally cliffs.. One wrong step and you're GONE!.. My Uncle is amazing and created his own flash light.. he Topped out at 1:30am.. hes almost 52 years old.

    now lemme see if I still know how to post pics..
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    This was the VERY BEGINNING.. Look how far we have to go
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    This is looking down from that tree.... I sorta outlines where the trail is..
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    This just looked cool... it was about the 4 mile mark
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    First siting of the Colorado River... can you see it?
    5 mile mark
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    Im not sure where we are... but a mule train was coming up from Phantom Ranch... when mules come by you are supposed to go on the inside as they pass on the outside... luckily we werent on cliffs.. so we could stand where ever.
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    After Phantom ranch (7miles) this was the scene.. can you imagine 5 hours of just that! ARG hurts just lookin at it
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    I had to take a pic of this.. it was a random Oasis on the trail... probably 13 mile mark..
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    This was Ribbon Falls... it was a Detour!! after walking 14 miles you do not want to walk any further then you need to.. I think it was about half a mile out of the way.. about a mile southwest of cottonwood campground.
    I had to cross the Colorado river to get to it.. it was a short cut instead of walking uphill to where the bridge was.. it was cool.. but I could have done with out seeing it... Down there there were two hikers who were taking a nap... One guy fell asleep holding on to a cactus.. it was SO WEIRD.. I should have taken a pic of that..
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    After leaving CottonWood..I took a pic of this.. thinking there was hopefully 3 miles left.. WRONG this was practically the start of the 5 miles up... Im not sure where the trail is.. but I had to get where that red/yellow dot is.
    Took about 4 hours to do.. and This was about where my Camera phone died... I didnt have a camera only my Phone...
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