Entries by Marcie

Grand Canyon – Day 11

Day 11 – February 13 Bass Camp (109.0) to Lower Blacktail Camp (120.7) River Miles: 11.7 We woke to rain. Clouds covered the high reaches of the canyon. The morning was a dreary affair. Breakfast was eggs to order (fried – medium) over potatoes, onions, and peppers. I enjoyed a hot breakfast on a wet, […]

Grand Canyon – Day 12

Day 12 – February 14 Lower Blacktail (120.7) to Owl Eyes (135.2) River Miles: 14.5 Happy Valentine’s Day! We loved hearing your voices this morning. I woke at 5:50 to NO rain. But the inside of the rain fly was wet with heavy condensation this morning. Grandpa’s tent has not been holding up to the […]

Grand Canyon – Day 13

Day 13 – February 15 Owl Eyes Camp (135.2) to Ledges Camp (152.1) River Miles: 16.9 I woke to silence – No rain! I got dressed and then I turned on the lantern to wake Daddy and it started raining! Really hard. Blerg. I waited for a few minutes for the rain to slow down […]

Grand Canyon – Day 14

Day 14 – February 16 Ledges Camp (152.1) to Tuckup Camp (165.2) River Miles: 13.1 The laundry did not blow away and was dry by morning. I pulled on a clean pair of long underwear – luxury! I did not sleep well. I was awake frequently and it did not feel like I settled into […]

Grand Canyon – Day 15

Day 15 – February 17 Tuckup Camp (165.1) River Miles: 0 Our layover day dawned with blue skies! The sun was shining but not on our camp yet. The canyon walls prevented the sunshine from hitting us. We were on breakfast duty – so up and at ‘em. Breakfast burritos and grapefruit were served. Andrew, […]

Grand Canyon – Day 16

Day 16 – February 18 Tuckup Camp (165.1) to Above Anvil Camp (178) River Miles: 12.9 Coffee call came at 6:45. I slept restlessly from 4:30 on. I had to pee but didn’t want to brave the cold so chose to hold it which meant restless sleep. Oh well. Breakfast was cold cereal then everyone set […]

Grand Canyon – Day 17

Day 17 – February 19 Above Anvil (178.0) to Hualapai Acres (194.6) River Miles: 16.6 The wind gusted all night long. I heard it down at the river or rustling the grasses and then a few second later the whole tent would shake. We slept poorly from 2:30 AM on. We woke to the pitter […]

Grand Canyon – Day 18

Day 18 – February 20 Hualapai Acres (194.6) to Granite Park (209.1) River Miles: 14.5 Last night the temperatures dipped below freezing. I wore Daddy’s purple fleece pants over my long underwear. I also pulled the sleeping bag liner up over my head and fully zipped the sleeping bag. I slept decently well considering the […]

Grand Canyon – Day 19

Day 19 – February 21 Granite Park Camp (209.1) to Two Hundred and Twenty-Two Mile Camp (222.2) River Miles: 13.1 Daddy and I slept through the coffee call this morning. Dawn was well on it’s way when we heard the breakfast call and woke. It was another cold morning but not quite as frosty as […]

Grand Canyon – Day 20

Day 20 – February 22 Two Hundred Twenty-two Mile (222.2) to Diamond Creek Take-Out (225.9) River Miles: 3.7 Morning dawned with blue skies and sunshine. It was cold but not as bitter as the last two mornings. The coffee call came so we got up and dressed and immediately started to pack up the tent. […]