Wednesday, October 21, 2009

R2R2R Girls Weekend

I spent last weekend with three amazing women celebrating Krissy's birthday with a South Rim to North Rim back to South Rim run through the Grand Canyon. The total distance was about 45 miles with 11,000 feet of elevation gain and loss. Standing at the rim of the Canyon is beautiful but to be able to experience it with this run was spectacular. It truly made me feel connected to the landscape. We enjoyed stopping to take many pictures, had a run in with a BIG ram, ate snickers and drank lemonade at Phantom Ranch, took a couple dips in the river, and visited with other hikers out for the day. We started our day at sunrise and finished at sunset. The views were outstanding but my favorite part of the weekend was spending time with great friends. Ellen Parker, Devon Crosby-Helms, Krissy Moehl, and I created memories that I will cherish forever.