And the trip was great and I was in great shape and had no trouble. I was so relieved because I was nervous about how I would do. I practically bounded up the canyon on the last day, in my excitement to reunite with my partner at the top. I'd love to do this again and be more relaxed instead of nervous about whether I'd packed the right things and how my food would turn out and how I would do physically. Here are some pictures:
Heading down from the North Rim on the North Kaibab Trail:
Relaxing at Cottonwood Campground on the first night:
The amazing Ribbon Falls, a sacred site for the Zuni Indians.
The mighty Colorado River, where I took a bath
It was cold!
Hiking out on Day 4. We had an awesome hike on Day 3.
Our guide's favorite rock in the entire Grand Canyon:
Our campground on Day 4, the last night. We huddled around the tree after the first rainstorm, then had another huge one that led to beautiful waterfalls off the Redwall cliffs and a flash flood very close to our campsite!
The start of thunderstorm #2, right when my camera battery died.