About 50 hours ago I snapped this photo after hiking out 10 miles and nearly a mile in elevation to the Grand Canyon's South Rim Village.
I'd been rafting the Colorado River and exploring the side canyons for two weeks. But I had to leave my rafting buddies and return to Spokane as they continue downstream on one of the greatest 30-day adventures one can have in the USA.
Two things motivated me to put the pedal to the metal for the 1,240-mile return drive from the Canyon:
- Shop-stuff, such as catching up on the news, preparing the next Spokesman-Review Sunday Outdoors package and updating my blog.
- Being on time for tonight's dinner date with my Valentine, the beauty I kissed good-by on Jan. 27.
Stories to come. Stay tuned.