As I mentioned yesterday – Monday I take off for Prince William Sound and Cordova. Ten days later, I fly to Anchorage. Dump my rain gear and Xtra-tuff for shorts and Tevas and fly to Arizona for a month!
Really excited about this trip. We were able to obtain some hard to get back-country permits to hike and camp down in the Grand Canyon. We spent one cold winter night there almost a decade ago, and ever since then I have wanted to return with the time to really explore and photograph this beautiful National Park. Unfortunately, even months ago, reservations for campground and hotels for the North Rim were already full, so we will concentrate on the South Rim. Didn’t think the North Rim would be the hard one for reservations.
From there, we will spend time in Page, Arizona where I plan to explore more slot canyons and other attractions in the area. We have also rented a boat for some Lake Powell exploration. Not a fancy house boat, but a little Lund skiff – big enough for tents and sleeping bags for some beach camping under the stars!
Finally, we will end the trip with a short visit to one of my favorite National Parks – Zion!
After that, it is back to Alaska for summer and it will be on! The next 5 months should be very busy – just how I like it!