Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Back to the Rim
While we went down as one group to explore and discuss the geology, we
returned in many small groups to allow folks to return to the rim at
their own pace. Jen, Julia, Emma, Pablo, Ken, Ted, and Ellie returned
to the top after about nine-and-a-half hours of hiking and geology.
Most of the group celebrated their return with a stop at the lodge for
a beer, others went straight to the showers. It was a very strenuous
hike, however, everyone felt it was well worth it. Next was dinner, a
quick one-pot (very large pot) batch of chili to warm everyone up; it
was in the 80's down in the canyon, but down in the 40's back at camp.
(We made sure to have someone other than Kacey tasting the chili as it
was prepared to ensure it didn't end up too adventurous :) Now it's
time for some well-deserved sleep...