Start: Los Angeles, CA
End: Grand Canyon, AZ
Miles Driven: 519.3 (5820.1 total)
Rather than get up at 5:00 am on Wednesday morning to beat LA traffic, we left at 1:00 am in lieu of sleep. Not only did we avoid traffic, but we caught an amazing Arizona sunrise.
We arrived mid-morning at the Grand Canyon and spent the day hiking along the rim trail, taking many pictures along the way. Conditions on the trail were treacherous due to a recent snowfall, not helped by the fact that we hadn't slept in more than 24 hours.
Once the sun had gone down, we made the half-mile trip to our campsite. It was absolutely deserted--possibly because the weather forecast for the evening was a low of 19 degrees. Thankfully we had a secret weapon against the elements: lack of sleep. We passed out by 6:00 pm.