In America, bigger is better. That goes for their portions of mac n cheese, their gun crime and their canyon. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long. To put that into perspective, especially for someone from Essex, that's Basildon to Durham. It's huge. We spent a day walking around the Rim (ha, rim) and everything … Continue reading Grand Canyon.
Today we have some time in the morning free to enjoy the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. After lunch we transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK. If everything has gone to plan I will be full of regret and vodka. I'll also be pleading the fifth.
For the last day of our amazing challenge, we leave the magic scenery of the canyon behind as we have a tough, but exhilarating trek back up to the canyon’s rim. Once at the top, we will be met by our vehicles and transferred to the thrilling city of Las Vegas with a side trip … Continue reading Grand Canyon: Day 6.
Today we start with a visit to Supai Village for a Tribal Blessing from one of the Havasupai elders, who will share the story of the tribe’s history and offer an official tribal welcoming and blessing. We then proceed to Rock Falls and Little Navajo Falls for lunch with the inevitable quick dip. The afternoon … Continue reading Grand Canyon Trek: Day 5.
Today we begin our exploration of one of the most beautiful places on the planet! The enchanting turquoise waters of the creek and the breathtaking waterfalls of the canyon are a tropical paradise and a true anomaly in the southwest desert. Our hike involves creek-crossings, climbing in and out of gorges and plenty of scrambling … Continue reading Grand Canyon Trek: Day 4.
It's five am and I can't sleep. It turns out I'm not immune to jet lag in the way I'm apparently not immune to death. Yesterday we walked the rim (yes, that's hilarious). It is so beautiful out there. It's like someone fired a shotgun into the Earth and just let the raw wound of … Continue reading Good Morning Arizona.
After an early breakfast we head along the canyon to the Hualapai Hilltop and the trail that represents the only land access to Supai Village, home to the Havasupai tribe. The hike begins at 1,645 metres and descends, before leveling off in a beautiful red sandstone canyon. After 13 kilometers of hiking and a descent … Continue reading Grand Canyon: Day 3.