Off to the Big Ditch

There are certain rights of passage for all backpackers: The first big trip “Out West,” a  solo backpacking trip, multiple day outing, a winter backpack, and so on…

And on this list is undeniably a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Much to my chagrin. I have NEVER been to the Grand Canyon.

Not on a day hike, not camping, and certainly not backpacking.

Today (Wednesday), I fly out to Phoenix, have my friend Andy pick me up and then we are off to The Big Ditch for a few days.  I’ll finally be seeing the largest canyon in the United States.

I’m looking forward to it.

It is about time and long overdue!

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