Next Monday, March 16 begins the new hiking season for me. It's a 5 day backpack with the Grand Canyon Field Institute. The first day is in the classroom learning all the basics. Then on Tuesday, we'll descend 8 miles down the trail to Hermit Creek. It will be a full day and at the end of it, everyone will believe in gravity. Wednesday will include a 4.5 mile hike over to Monument Creek where we'll lay over on Thursday for some hiking without our backpacks. Friday will be a 10-mile day hiking across the Tonto Platform to Indian Gardens, our last nights camp. And then on Sunday we'll make the 4.5 mile trip to the Grand Canyon Village.
Alas, there is no internet in the canyon ans that is why this preview is being typed now. The season begins!