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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Phantom Ranch Rim to Rim Grand Canyon Day 3 - Part 5

The Canteen at Phantom Ranch
After seven miles hiking through Grand Canyon from Cottonwood camp we were motivated for a cold beer and chocolate.  Read more here...


23 comments:

Moannie said...

I am so with you in spirit, Gaelyn as you hike those trails, watch that sky and drink that coffee. Why is it that everytime I read the word coffee, I want one. And sitting around a camp fire with you would be fine.

Janie said...

Thanks for the postcard!
That canteen looks too small to handle many people, but I'm sure a beer and chocolate seemed like heaven.
Beautiful photos, as always.

Silver Fox said...

Walked down once, then rafted out. Have only ever walked up from the Redwall (that was far enough).

Carolyn Ford said...

So much fun and you are right...the Grand Canyon is going to make "something" hurt for sure...I have done it and I think everything hurt!

leilani said...

WOW these are beautiful pics!

mountain.mama said...

Even if it hurts, it's worth it in the end to see such spectacular scenery.

(My sister's software didn't erase the chip I don't believe, I downloaded over a period of days.)

Barb said...

Thanks for the postcard, Gaelyn! I love the morning light in the canyon. The pic of Amy under the overhang is great!

imac said...

Great photos, looks hard work, I did a litle trekking in my younger days for charity.

Thanks for your visits on the header quest, it was really fun, and I agree Darla should get the vote.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Cold beer and chocolate?? WHAT a combination. LOL!! Got to try it sometime.

How beautiful it must be to see the night sky there. We will do the same in Kruger. It is one of my favorite pastimes.

Martha Z said...

I'm enjoying this hike.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very impressive hike that you did. how did you sleep on the ground, didn't you have to worry about scorpions? postcard is a super touch. I am glad you liked the Day of the Dead photos on my site. I will have another one tomorrow and a couple more days worth starting on Nov. 2

Firefly said...

Those soaking pools sound interesting. Man made I presume. Good idea.

The mother of all trails in South Africa is the Otter Trail in the Tsitsikamma on the Garden Route. Only 12 people per day are allowed on it and you need to book 12 monthes in advance to go on it. It follows the coast up and down the coastal cliffs. So you walk right on the oceans edge, on top of the platos through fynbos or through the gorges in indigenous forest. You also need to cross a couple of river mouths. I haven't done it yet, but one day.

Jo said...

Aaah Gaelyn, I'm still trying to catch up on all my blog visits. Working with hubby from home while we wait for his permanent residence to come through. I LOVE your post and the descriptions of all the outdoors - lovely to lie and watch the stars. I agree with Firefly above about the the Otter Trail. We have done a few other organised hikes but never the above. Would love to do it one day! Thanks for so loyally visiting my blog while I've been "AWOL" Thanks too for the lovely postcard on your post! Lovely touch. (((Hugs))) Jo

Bibi said...

I am now so into this! Mules, too!

Tom said...

Hello Gaelyn
I called by to thank you for commenting on the Header Theme on Wiggers World.. It was nice to see a new name turn up in my comments.. I intended to drop by, say hello and thank you... but as so often happens in blog land I have found a gem of a blog.. I will now make the time to come back and read about your adventures and view some of the beautiful places you get to.
Tom

Secretia said...

Everyone who looks at these photos will make plans to visit there, thanks1

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Your great story of the hike is just wonderful. I'm sure memories flood back as you post your photos. I love the postcard, thanks so much.

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for taking all on this great hike. I am shouldering my backpack with you. It is heavy isn't it. great shots and I love a stone house. Phantom Ranch is wonderful. MB

Lorac said...

Oh how I envy you this hike! Hope you have a great time Gaelyn. Love the photos!

A human kind of human said...

Gaelyn, how I would love to hike n those mountains and gorges. Your photos remind me of the magic of being out in the wild, cut off from all modern conveniences - sometimes I wonder if all these "modern conveniences" are not slowly killing us. I sometimes get the feeling that we were created to live without them and much closer to nature.

RuthieJ said...

Thanks for the postcard Gaelyn! I'm sure enjoying this trip from my desk at work.

Karen said...

Sweet postcard! thank you so much. And that campground looks nice. I am gonna get there someday.

Rambling Woods said...

I like the 'something is going to hurt' lol... I went and read the other blog post you linked.. Very interesting. Thank you.. Michelle

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