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Indian Gardens Grand Canyon, AZ
mini location map1978-07-05
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Indian Gardens Grand Canyon, AZ 
Indian Gardens Grand Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 1978
Barrett
Hiking9.60 Miles 3,060 AEG
Hiking9.60 Miles   8 Hrs      1.20 mph
3,060 ft AEG
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After arriving at the North Rim and checking out the views, my Dad piloted the Galaxy 500 station wagon to the South Rim to spend the night. The rear side window was half covered now with the stickers of all the states we had passed through on our way from Michigan. We had seen a number of National Parks already, including Devil's Tower and Zion, but this was the big one. None of us had ever seen anything like it.
We rose early and headed down the Bright Angel, taking in the view before us. Mom and Dad saw a Bighorn Sheep that unfortunately disappeared by the time my brother and I came running. Indian Gardens seemed to arrive pretty quickly, and we took a three hour break in the shade, as it was quite hot. There were some hippies relaxing there, and I envied their freedom. I was only 13, but couldn't wait to come back to places like this and hang out with what looked like really cool people. 8)
The return was rough - it was fairly hot out, and we really crept along. Did I mention Michigan is REALLY FLAT?
My older brother, who kept a journal of our trip that is my source for this Triplog from the distant past, noted that we slept 11 hours that night. I believe it.
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