The South Kaibab is not for the faint of heart… as my friend found out in THE CANYON CRAWL.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it. Until you try this form of hiking, you can not appreciate the difficulty, or the ravage it puts on your body… especially if you’re of a certain age.
And a tree growing out of a rock. Full disclosure: one of the six hikers is unseen in front of another. So, look for five hikers.
The World of Deception Beyond La Mancha
Why Are You Here?
Inexplicable juxtaposition is everywhere in the Canyon.
Why Are You Here? Redux.
From the South Kaibab heading for The Tipoff.
Morning on the Canyon Floor along The River Trail. Grand Canyon is a nightmare for landscape photographers, I suspect. They toil under the influence of geometry, patterns, and math. None of those things are to be found in Grand Canyon. Which is why I loved shooting it. I regret being inexperienced in the art of photography. The natural world merits so much more. I wish I knew then, what I know now.
Colorado River rocks like the ones specified by Mary Colter to build Phantom Ranch, as as told by Jeff in the novel.
Paris in Winter
Young man on whom I based “Loren from Paris” in THE CANYON CRAWL novel. In real life, he’s from Luxembourg. He darted through the Canyon popping up everywhere we went. His dexterity and agility were unfathomable to us. But having hiked in the Alps myself, I should have not been surprised.
The Last Arrondisement
Welcome to the Bright Angel Borough. It’s all uphill from here.
One River to Cross Two Ways
Nothing’s easy on the Bright Angel. Weary pilgrims re-routed this passage across Garden Creek but you can’t actually avoid the rocks on this trail. They served to remind me of my rickety ankles and shin splints courtesy of The Kaibab. This truly is, no country for old men.