We finally made it to the top - the picture is proof. I wished the picture could show you how high up we were - it was hard for me to stand up there without feeling dizzy:
The view was incredible - no I couldn't bring myself to lean over the edge to give you a shot of the quick way down! Although it does give you an idea of the sheer drop offs were were hiking on:
Here is Lexie after the hike - exhausted. She did fine on Pat's back on the way up because she was looking up. But, the way down was a little unnerving because she could see how far down the bottom was and how narrow the trail was. She kept saying Daaaaaaadddddy, Moooooommmmmeee!
That afternoon, we decided to cool off a bit. We hiked a trail called The Narrows. It is a trail that goes between to canyon walls, most of which you hike in the middle of a river. In fact, you can't hike it if there is going to be rain because of the possibility of flash floods and no where for you to go:
Views you can only get by hiking down!
Resting in the shade on the trail:
Boy are we tough:
O.k. - maybe not all of us are that tough, but look at this guy. He carried the girls like this most of the way back up!
Then came the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Yes we did hike down it - but only half way. We only had a half day for that hike. Here we are up at the top:
Then on the way down:
Here is Lexie finishing the climb:
Here is some happy girls after the hike:
We have been reading Brighty of the Grand Canyon for the trip. Here are the kids with a statue of Brighty:
And here we are again up on top:
So, would you like to come homeschool with us?????
Ok, back to reality - selling Krispy Kremes to raise money for our homeschool group - 250 dozen sold: