In training

Written by karen on February 7th, 2017

So this year’s plan for a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon trip has been permitted (it’s quite a lengthy process that relies on some degree of luck), and so we are in training.

This weekend, we climbed Silver Peak (about 20 minutes from our house, near Portal). It’s just under 10 miles round trip, and the elevation gain to the top is 3000 feet. (To compare, the elevation change to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is 5850, and it’s 4860).

On the first part of the trail, we were surprised to find several horses that had apparently been turned loose there. They were very friendly, and we shared an apple with them.

Toward the top of the climb, there was quite a lot of snow. This made the going a lot slower.

Here’s the view from the top.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Algot Runeman says:

    So, you’re saying that Portal is a portal to the kind of beauty in these photos?

    Thank you for sharing your training with us. I hope your camera is not too heavy. I’m glad you had it along with you.

    Good luck with the rim to rim trip, too.

  2. karen says:

    Ha, it was Brad’s phone/GPS/camera. :) Thanks for the good wishes, and we’ll report more as we go.

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