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A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure – The Washington Post

The author’s son Kai hikes along the Tonto Trail on the third day of their early March backpacking trip as mist spills off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon far above. (John Briley for The Washington Post)

By John Briley, April 9, 2021 at 5:00 a.m. PDT

As intros to backpacking go, this might be pushing it. At noon on a brilliant Tuesday in March, my 12-year-old son Kai and I are a mile and a half into a four-day, 27-mile walk through the Grand Canyon — his first backpacking trip — when he asks: “Are we almost to camp?”

Um, no.

Camp, at Hermit Creek, is seven miles and nearly 2,500 vertical feet below, a trek that will take us several more hours. We’re descending the Hermit Trail, a poorly maintained path off the canyon’s South Rim, and have paused on a precipice, across which we can see many of the canyon’s neatly stacked layers: the chalky beiges and browns of the upper Kaibab, Toroweap and Coconino formations, which yield to the pinkish pastels of the Hermit, Supai and Redwall deposits below.

This is on display in cliffs hundreds of feet tall, a stark reminder of how far we have to go — and how quickly we could get there with one misstep.

Source: A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure – The Washington Post

Road Trip: Eating Along Historic Route 66 From California to Texas – Zagat

Road Trip: Eating Along Historic Route 66 From California to Texas

By Zagat Staff  |  March 14, 2017

Source: Road Trip: Eating Along Historic Route 66 From California to Texas – Zagat

A Photographer’s Tips on Traveling with Your Husky Dog – Sunset

Nature photographer Morgan Lee Alain has logged thousands of miles shooting the West’s untouched wilderness. Her travel companion? A husky-wolf mix named Luna

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