HIKING RIM ROCK TRAIL Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: July 17, 2022

This 1.7-mile trail gave us great views of vistas the canyon and river far below. We were out in the sun the entire time as this relatively flat, rocky, sandy trail took us along the cliff edge. In some places along the sheer cliff one slip could send us on a long fall to the rocks and river far below. Sagebrush, grasses and occasional juniper trees dotted both sides of the trail with some trees somehow growing in the cliff crevices below us. The temperature had climbed to 86 degrees making it a tiring but beautiful hike. We saw several eagles fly overhead. This was the first hike on the entire trip that Rosie got overheated and tired due to the combination of hot temperature and high altitude.

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