My Studly Hiker Husband

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Rick, along with 10 of his buddies, hiked down into the Grand Canyon from the south rim on Thursday.  It’s a ten mile hike in on Bright Angel Trail and seven and a half mile hike up Kaibab Trail on the way out.  There was snow on the ground for the top three miles, then it was pretty warm and they wore short sleeved shirts.  They spent two nights at Phantom Ranch and Rick gave it a 9 out of 10 for a hiking establishment.  He did add that they could’ve fed him mule stew and they would’ve loved it after hiking down.  Today they hiked out.  And they all lived to tell the story.  How did Rick do?  Well, he doesn’t have any blisters from his new boots (worn three times before the hike) and he wasn’t in the slowest group.  Yeah honey!  We’ll see how his legs are in the morning.  Bring on the A535!  Or is is called BenGay in the USA?  One of those is Canadian, and I can never remember which is from which country. 

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And can I just add that pictures of the Grand Canyon NEVER do it justice.  They are beautiful, but it is WAY more spectacular in real life.

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9 Responses to “My Studly Hiker Husband”

  1. morethananelectrician Says:

    This is on my list of places to visit. These pictures are the perfect reason why.

  2. Grumps Says:

    A person’s first view of the Grand Canyon is absolutely overwhelming, as are subsequent view points.

  3. aswewalk Says:

    Wow! Amazing. Almost wants me to take up hiking. Almost. Lol. Oh, and I hear Arnica Gel is the best rub.

  4. Christy Butcher Says:

    Way to go Rick!!!! He’s an athlete!

  5. Cheryl Says:

    I am so impressed. I am also relieved that Rick lived to tell about it. Way to go, Rick!

  6. LaVonna Says:

    Wow! We are cheering for Rick at the Stephenson house.

  7. Jennie C. Says:

    Go Ricky!

  8. Jill Says:

    Why are they so amazed that you made it, Maverick?? Hmmmmm…….

  9. rixgal Says:

    Rick here….it was just a walk in the park, Baby!!!

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