South Kaibab Trail, Grand Canyon

When I look at these photos it is hard for me to think that this happened in 2014!! Time sure does fly… I live by a “rule” that I have so many places in the world, that I want to see, I most likely won’t go to the same place more than once. The Grand Canyon is an exception to this rule though, and anyone that has ever been can back me up on this!

Grand Canyon, South Kaibab Trail, Arizona

We were only there for a couple of days, and we were fortunate to experience a heavy downpour as well… Fortunate only because it brought with it a gorgeous rainbow and sunset there after! Unfortunate though, because our tents were soaked through (it was a HEAVY downpour which lasted a couple of hours!) It was also unfortunate because everyone that was also camping were scurrying to get a room in the available accommodations (including us). Unfortunate, because it ended up being quite a bit more expensive than we planned… But for sure, a great memory to look back on!!

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As you can see form the photo above, the prediction for this specific day was thunderstorms from 10 AM to 5 PM… So you know how the weatherman is always wrong??? Well, this couldn’t have been more spot on!! We had chosen to hike the South Kaibab Trail, a hike that can take you all the way to the bottom of the canyon (where, if you had planned this well in advance, you could sleep the night and hike up the North rim the following day! — which is the main reason why we would want to visit the Grand Canyon again).

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We all walked down to Cedar Point/Ridge (about 2.5 km), there we spent a couple moments enjoying the most beautiful views of the canyon. Our friend decided to continue down to skeleton point (at a jog of course, which is why we sat than one out!), and also because while enjoying these gorgeous views, we could see the storm creeping closer…

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Needless to say, on our way out the storm caught up with us (you forget that it takes a bit longer when it’s all uphill!)… And our friend was soaked!! But it sure was a fun and unforgettable experience… We we’re cold though!! Definitely weren’t prepared for that type of cold and soaking experience!!

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  1. Beautiful pictures and clearly a wonderful trip. My dad and I hiked to the bottom of the canyon via the Kaibab trail when I was in college, some fifteen years ago. We did it in March, in a surprise blizzard. It was worth it. We camped at the bottom and woke up to pure blue skies and the top half of the canyon covered in snow that caught glints of the sun. I would love to do it again.

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    1. Oh my goodness, that sounds amazing!!! I will for sure arrange to hike to the bottom next time around!! Definitely on my (ever growing) list! I can only imagine what it must have looked like from the bottom with the top covered in snow!! 🙂

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