Grand Canyon – Day 2 “SEND MORE WAG BAGS!”

June 25, 2010 § 2 Comments

Day 2 was a much better day.

We packed up camp, ate breakfast, and hit the trail early (Escalante Route).

The next pictures are all taken at the same location (green arrow below).

yellow arrow: Night 1 campsite, green arrow: following pictures' location, blue arrow: Night 2 campsite

The trail follows the river pretty closely up to this point. We actually took a little detour to get up here. We were promised awesome ruins.

It was a bit ruin-y, but nothing special. The view was what made it worth it.

You can get a better idea of where we camped the first night (Tanner Rapids) in this picture. The Colorado River comes from the bottom left, goes right, goes left, goes right, then goes back left behind the hill. One more switchback to the right (past the itty bitty white stripe – might need to zoom in) is our campsite.

Looking north:

We took a long break in the shade behind on my left. Here we developed an elaborate scheme to haunt the canyon holding out for Daylight Savings in Arizona, Wag Bags (with specially formulated Poo Powder!), and PB&J sandwiches to sustain us to the North Rim. We decided we’d hijack rafters and demand a helicopter and weapons. It was a long day….

We hiked down the other side of this hill to a ledge where we could see our campsite. I think the hill might be Dox Hill; I can’t find much info on that, but the ruins are at 36 05 00.88 -111 52 05.27 – check it out in Google Earth!

On top of ledge looking to camping area:

At camping area looking up to ledge:

We arrived before lunch and rested until dinner, amusing ourselves by washing clothes, enjoying the view, chatting, napping, wading, swimming (45 degrees!), attending to gross toenails, mooning rafters (not me!), and exploring the area.  Dinner was delicious chicken, cheese, & rice.

I love these ripple marks. 

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