I had the great oppurtunity to spend my last two trips with Sparkie, a dynamite little gal from Hawaii. We hiked all the way down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a couple of buddies from Tennesee. It was great. The biggest snow storm of the year and we were staying inside at the Phantom Ranch backpacker dorms. Here is a view from the tunnel to the Black Bridge.
This shot looks out and across the Bright Angel Trans-canyon fault. A freak March storm dropped over a foot on the rim.
After our Phantom Ranch trip, Sparkie and I said farewell to our Southern friends. We then met up with a couple of spring breakin' teachers for a few days of fun in the sun -Havasu Falls style. The wildflowers are just now starting to pop out. Here is a Cardinal Monkeyflower standing proud in the middle of Havasu Creek.
A great big THANK YOU to Sparkie and everyone else who made these trips so special. I hope to see you all for more hiking fun, in the future.