Sunday, August 12, 2012

Camping 2012 - Grand Canyon, North Rim (August 2012) - Part II

As the second part of our annual family camping, we continued on to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where we camped, hiked and rode mules. An adventurous contingent of our family braved the famous "Rim to Rim" hike starting at the North Rim, descending 6000 feet into the canyon, then another 7+ miles across the canyon to Phantom Ranch. The next morning they hiked the grueling Bright Angel Trail with 9 miles of nothing but up, to reach the South Rim.

Camping 2012 - Grand Canyon, North Rim (August 2012) - Part II from Blaine & Felicia

Camping 2012 - Mojave National Preserve & Grand Canyon, North Rim (August 2012) - Part I

For our family camping trip this year, we drove to the Mojave Desert. We started our trip with 3 days in Mojave National Preserve where we camped, hiked a trail of rock wall hand-holds, went up (and down) the dunes and saw lots of Joshua trees.

After that we continued on to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where we again camped, hiked and rode mules. An adventurous contingent of our family braved the famous "Rim to Rim" hike starting at the North Rim, descending 6000 feet into the canyon, then another 7+ miles across the canyon to Phantom Ranch. The next morning they hiked the grueling Bright Angel Trail with 9 miles of nothing but up, to reach the South Rim.

Camping 2012 - Mojave National Preserve & Grand Canyon, North Rim (August 2012) - Part I from Blaine & Felicia.

For those that are interested in the actual Rim to Rim Hike, be sure to watch Part II of our video.