• Erin Spineto

Rim to River to Rim in One Day

I seem to be thinking lately in pictures instead of words, so I thought I'd give a recap of my Grand Canyon Hike in pictures. Michelle Fourney and I hiked from the top of the North Rim down to the colorado River and back up again to another part of the North Rim in one day, Signs posted everywhere warned not to attempt this, but it wasn't as hard as they warned. (disclaimer: do not attempt thi unless you have really trained thourhgouly for it and are willing to take the chance of having to be rescued by a helichopter if you cannot make it back out.)

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Our GPS Tracks

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Our Camper for the Weekend

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Had to make a 7-11 stop for Diet Dr Peppers in the car ride out

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We're so happy this early in the day.

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The sign that say we SHOULD NOT be doing this hike in one day. What better reason to do it.

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Taking a moment to soak it all in.

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Soaking my feet and knee in the freezing water.

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Couldn't have been a more welcome sign after a hot and dry 13 miles.

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Getting towards goofy cause we're so tired.

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Taking a moment to look at what we had just climber up. (And resting our feet a little)

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We finished our hike right as the full moon was rising.

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Happy to be out of that canyon.

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Food tastes so much better after a 16.5 mile hike.

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My victory pose the next morning.