All the way back on the first weekend of September I went on an overnight hike with other Green NAU employees. The destination? Indian Garden. The mode of transportation? A 1/64 Jeep CJ.
My first semester of grad school was kind of crazy but now that finals are done I can put a little mental effort toward posting this up. Expect me to disappear again come mid-January.
At this point it’s almost become a tradition for me to bring tiny Jeeps on hiking trips. But after lugging a mid-60's Tonka Willys GP along last time in Sedona, I wanted to go lightweight. Enter the Matchbox Jeep 4x4 from the 2000 “Camp Jeep” 5-pack.
I will try to keep the commentary minimal and let the images speak for themselves. The other hikers thought I was nuts for a while but ended up finding the whole deal rather entertaining. They probably still think I’m nuts, t
Down to Indian Garden campground! It’s a beautiful place with a natural spring, many shade trees, and a small library. I packed in Cards Against Humanity, which is always a good time.
We hiked out to Plateau Point and just made it by dusk. The above image looks back at the trailhead.
Jaw dropping beauty. Majesty. Photos cannot convey the depth of this canyon. You have not experienced the Grand Canyon until you have hiked into it. Go. Hike.
My panorama skills are less than adequate but would you look at that.
The next morning. Exploring the campsite in the light.
Climb back out. Slow and steady. Drink water.