When we reached Bright Angel trailhead, we were pleased to find that the snow had stopped falling. We were able to hike (slowly and carefully!) a short distance down the trail, with beautiful scenery. Bright Angel Trail had several switchbacks, but was generally a wide and easy trail. I loved the rock formations, such as this passageway!
As we descended further into the canyon, mud replaced the snow. We saw several backpackers returning from a night spent at the base, each one looking a little worse for wear. Courtney and I began talking about how we would enjoy backpacking down, and spending a night at the base, when we heard from below: “Don’t do it! It’s not worth it!” We couldn’t see the speaker at first, but about 5 minutes later, a girl about our age comes trudging through the snow/mud slush, dirty and tired. Her husband followed behind, sheepish as she called out to us. “Don’t do it,” she said again. “I just hiked for three hours in the snow. THREE HOURS IN SNOW.”
Thanks for visiting us, Court & Chris! We had a blast!
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