The Springs Less Traveled

The South rim of the Grand Canyon is a wonderful 70° in early November. It’s a really dry place. We dropped 1180 feet as we hiked 3.5 miles to this splendid dripping spring. It’s a shady spot at the end of a rather arduous and sometimes narrow trail. Climbing back out is a little harder but the Grand Canyon is worth it. Start early, pack a lunch, and lug a couple of liters of water.

I love this place but I had to leave my good dog Mick Jagger home this time. No dogs are allowed in National Parks. That’s why most of our back country trips take us to National Forests. We’re both in our element.