Sunday, March 27, 2011

Going down... Part 1

It's all right

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Jan 17, 2011: Down the South Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranch at the base of the Grand Canyon. Both of us with our crampons (pull-on spikes for ice) - Galina's strapped onto her platform shoes.

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First stretch of trail was sloppy, wet, snowy and icy, with green manure from the mule trains mixed in.

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Temps went up as we went down - trail is very sun exposed, and it is simply warmer farther down the canyon.

Looks like a monolithic hearth

Colors, textures and shape of the rocks and formations change too, as you go down through layers.

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Breaking photos from this hike out into a few sets, loosely grouped based on differences between a few levels of the canyon. The next set will pick up in an area where everything seems very olive yellow/green for a bit.

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