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After spending the night of August 23, 2016 at the Bright Angel Campground, it was time to head back up to the top. While heading up is a change in elevation of about a mile, in some ways it’s not as hard. For one, you’ve eaten some of your food so your pack is lighter. For another, you don’t have to carry as much water, since you can refill at Indian Garden (and then at the 3-mile and 1½-mile Resthouses).

On the way up I did get quite a few people asking how my bare feet were doing. My answer: “They’re just fine; it’s my hips that are hurting. I’m used to hiking barefoot; but I’m not used to carrying this pack uphill all the time.”

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I’m Going Down

In writing up my trip Out West, it’s now time for my backpacking trip down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where I camped at the Bright Angel Campground (after getting a permit).

This was on August 23, 2016.

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Desert View

I’m still trying to catch up documenting my trip Out West this past summer. I’ve now made it to the day just before I headed down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, August 22, 2016.

That day (while waiting to get a response from the Park Management about my bus issues) I spent my time driving out and visiting Desert View.

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Living on the Edge

Let me continue documenting my trip Out West this past summer. Last blog post about the trip I’d been tossed from the shuttle bus system at the Grand Canyon. That meant I was doing more driving than necessary.

But I also didn’t do much hiking.

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The Grand Canyon: Bus-ted

Continuing blogging about my trip out west this summer, I’m now up to August 20. In the morning I left Chaco Canyon. In the afternoon, I arrived at the Grand Canyon.

And in the evening I got an all-expenses paid, free trip in the back seat of a police cruiser.

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I thought I’d give a recap of what happened regarding bare feet the past two years on the Shuttle Buses at the Grand Canyon. It’s mainly just an excuse to post the email I sent to the Superintendent of the park, but I think it’s also useful to see it all laid out in one place.

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After finishing up our ascent out of the Grand Canyon, my son and I headed back to Mather Campground (that’s the standard car-camping campground on the south rim) to spend two nights relaxing and seeing some of the rim scenes.

We also met some fellow barefooters.

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