Grand Canyon Trip!

September 24, 2015

Hey all!

So recently I was dragged out of my lair, across state lines, and into a huge abyss popularly known as the Grand Canyon, where I plunged 6,000 feet to my death, was saved by a recalcitrant donkey, and then repeatedly dunked into the Colorado River.

Okay. So that did not happen. But I did spend most of my time in a tent. So I was roughing it, people. Just because I have an air mattress does not mean I was not camping. (Stop laughing!)

All jokes aside, I am actually a big fan of camping. There is nothing quite like spending time taking in the fresh air in the great outdoors! I even find it thrilling and exciting to spend my time looking for all of the equipment that I need to get through the trip. My friend pointed me in the direction of survival-cooking.com when it came to me finding a decent tent and there were lots of different products to choose from. Although I did already have one to use, it's good to know that I can look somewhere else to find one. If you're wanting to experience the Grand Canyon and enjoy the fresh air in the great outdoors you may be interested in looking at the various Grand Canyon tours offered. Before our trip, one of my friends recommended that I check out outdoorcommand.com. Their website features a great selection of tips, tricks, and products that can be used in the great outdoors. So, whether you like camping, hiking, or fishing, you can view more over on their website.

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Here is a picture of me right before I plunged into the abyss.

Anyway, despite my initial reluctance to leave my hobbit hole, I had a nice time and took lots of pictures. Amazing that even though this was my fourth trip it is still so awe-inspiring. My friend last year had gone on on of those Dreamland Safari Tours, where you get to hike in Arizona or Utah, I can definitely see why she did, it really is breath-taking. Here are a few of the shots I took:

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Awesome view from Hermits Rest. We hiked most of the way up here from the campsite. My feet still have not forgiven me.

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Some elk chillin in the shade

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Some dude staring out of the cliff-face… wait, what?

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Yeah, I know. I have a juvenile sense of humor.

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Another face.

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Just before sunset.

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Sunset

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Speaking of sunsets, do you see these two adorable people? That is my sister and her boyfriend watching said sunset with me. And as we were walking back to the campsite, he got down on one knee and proposed to her. With the Canyon behind him and everything.

YEAH, THAT IS RIGHT. As in, they are getting married!!! And I got to witness it and everything, people. IT IS LEGIT.

Okay, so that may have been more excitement from me than I can handle. I am home now, so I am going to take a real shower or something. And maybe even write.

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Robin

Just popping in from Scrib. I’ve heard that pictures don’t do the Grand Canyon justice, but yours are beautiful. And my close friend also got engaged there. I sure hope to get there some day!
Be well,
Robin 🙂

    Jasmine

    Hi Robin! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get to visit the Canyon someday – the view is definitely better than the photos. 🙂

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