Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Matt Miller, Jacque Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller

Expedition Date: 1987 & July 11-13, 2005

We camped at the south rim National Park Camper Village two nights and enjoyed one of the seven wonders of the world.  The Grand Canyon is 280 miles long, one mile deep & 1,902 square miles.  The one mile upper rim trail gave us great vistas of the God’s incredible canyon as well as many raven and condor sightings. Along the rim trail we visited the National Park Lodge, the Hermits Rest, fed many squirrels and far below saw the many switchbacks on the Bright Angel Trail, our goal to hike the following day.

That night we had a couple small scorpions join us around the campfire where we cooked pizza bagels, told stories and saw several shooting stars.  Shane shouted that he found a shiny rock or jewel.  Under the glow of the flashlight it was just an SOS pad.  The final morning before we hooked up the pop-up camper to leave, we walked the upper trail by the Grand Canyon Lodge.  The smoke from forest fires west of the canyon had blown east into the canyon making it difficult to see the beautiful vistas from the day before.

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