Over spring break, I went on a road trip vacation to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon. We drove in a Recreational Vehicle (RV) Our first stop on the trip was to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It took us two days to get there! We spent two days in the Grand Canyon. The first day we went around the rim of the canyon. The next day, we woke up really early in the morning and prepared to hike down the gorgeous steep canyon. The Grand Canyon is in the desert, so if you don’t start hiking early in the morning you will have no shade on the way. We took a shuttle bus to the top of the trail named South Kaibab. There, we filled up our water bottles in the special spring water station. It is meant to reduce the amount of plastic that gets thrown away. There are many different types of trails in this canyon. We chose a moderate day hike of 3 miles round trip to Cedar Ridge, which should take someone 2-4 hours.
The descent was easy, and my siblings and I started off running. We left early in the morning and most of the trail was shady. Along the way we stopped at the Ooh Aah Point to enjoy the view. The view was spectacular, and we all went ooh and aah when we saw it. We then continued our downward hike until Cedar Ridge. It is a large ridge that has views of the entire canyon. On the way down we saw different boulders and it fascinated me! Rocks on the steep canyon were red and the path was covered in red dust. At Cedar Ridge we took a break to have lunch. There were many squirrels who came right up to us thinking that we had food. Many people feed the squirrels so they like people and go around begging for food. It is against the law to feed the squirrels, and we didn’t feed them. The ridge had a railing, and we got on top to play on it. It took us one hour running to get down to Cedar Ridge.
After resting and eating lunch, it was time to go back up. On the way back it was very hot and there was little shade, and it took us 2 hours to trek all the way back up. When we finished the hike we realized that all of the red dust got on our shoes and clothes. We came back all dirty! After hiking we rewarded ourselves with ice cream at the village. It was the best ice cream I ever had. That afternoon we left to go to our next stop, Zion National Park.
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