On Wednesday we went on our most ambitious hike yet; five miles down to Roaring Springs and an elevation change of 3,000'. The calculation of 400" up equals one mile means the up part of the hike equaled close to 11 miles. Last week at the Wal Mart page we bought hiking poles. here is Sherri modeling them:
We continued on and reached the springs to relax and enjoy some snacks. Roaring Springs provides the drinking water for both the North and South Rim. The spring comes out of the side of a cliff and continues down the canyon.
The building clouds and the rim is is in view: