Day 556 of Life on the Road as a Family, the Uncle Tim hike

Our first full day on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and we couldn’t wait to get our boots on a trail!  We thought we’d go easy to get acclimated to the altitude, and I’m so glad we did…

IMG_0783Here’s Eliza at the point!  We had hiked the Ken Patrick trail to get to the Uncle Tim hike, so did about 8 miles total.  It was so beautiful to look out over the canyon at this spot.   We could see the trail down to Phantom Ranch off to the right.  For part of the hike we had shared the trail with mules and their tourist riders and it was beyond gross.  The views made up for it.  On the way back, I twisted my ankle right after thinking, “oh, Eliza should be careful right there or she’ll twist her foot on those rocks.”  Ouch!  Re-injuring my Memphis sprain was not what I planned for a week of hiking at the Grand Canyon.

The men quickly hiked back to our campsite and brought the car to the trail head for me.  Eliza stayed with me, of course, because number one, she is the sweetest human being I know, and number two, we live by the hiking rule that you never leave someone alone.  So instead of exploring more trails, we headed back to rig to relax.

IMG_0813We spent the rest of the day hanging out around the fire, reading, and watching the thunderheads build up, and listening to the birds. Another perfect day on the road!

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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