I am not exactly sure why, but the hike from the North Rim to the South Rim is my favorite hike. I am not sure if it is because of the Devil's Corkscrew or the Switchbacks from Hell, but I love this hike.
Wide awake and ready to go at 2:00 am
After we all showered, we had drinks and told stories. I have never laughed so hard in my life. We are such a fun group. I will have to say out of three years, this was by far my favorite year to hike. Which is a good thing, since we are not hiking next year.
I had a moment this year that took me by surprise. After Stephanie finished hiking the second day, she came up to me and gave me the biggest hug and was crying. She told me that she looks up to me and thinks of me as a mentor. I cannot explain the feeling that I had. It showed me that you never know who you might inspire. It was the perfect way to end a three year hiking streak.
Thanks crew for such an amazing trip! Our next adventure is going to be a doozie!