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We began our journey down the old Grandview Trail on East Rim drive of the South Rim of our greatest National Park,the Grand Canyon.
We hiked down to Horseshoe Mesa which is about 3 miles from the top.
This is a picture of my gf, Hether, against the old Miner's Cabin which has been there since 1869 and has beautiful stonework.
We camped there under the stars overnight and then journeyed over to Hance Creek which is near the bottom of Grand Canyon.
After spending a night at Hance (who was a very famous guide/miner/storyteller in late 1800s) we hiked down to the Colorado River and camped. The River is very cold ( 45 degrees year round ) and dangerous for rafters.
Sockdolager ( means "knockout punch in Swedish) rapid is at end of Hance Canyon/Creek and is quite impressive and one of longest in GC. We set up camp right beside the water and listened to the power song of the rapid all night long.
It was a special night because our LOVE,which had been slipping away, came back with a renewed vigor and depth... and we became engaged to be married right there.
The next day we hiked back out of the Canyon to "civilization " and were sad to see the Grand Canyon in our rear view mirror.
We will return after our marriage and every year on our anniversary to relive these fantastic memories and explore more of incomparable Grand Canyon.
Hether and Doc
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