I’ll be hiking the Grand Canyon in spirit because my body just won’t let me. I was recently diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis in my left shoulder so no carrying a backpack. I bought a big fanny pack for work to give my shoulder a rest. How many decades have I been carrying a too-heavy purse and day pack thrown casually over that left shoulder. Dam, I just hate when these things bite me in the butt, or shoulder in this case. And then being sick for almost two weeks made me all weak and wobbly.
So I decided hiking rim-to-rim across Grand Canyon might put me at risk and didn’t join the rest of the staff. It would be really embarrassing for a Ranger to be air lifted out of the canyon.
Hey, it’s not like I haven’t hiked it before.
So instead I’ve been organizing the library which became kind of a mess after someone left behind piles of books and magazines.
And cleaning the inside of the yurt which you can get a permit to stay in during the winter after hiking across the canyon or skiing in from Jacob Lake to the North Rim.
It would be a cozy place to stay with the wood stove burning and snow all around. But now it will be closed for the summer. And on May 15th the North Rim will open.