Amy, Yvonne, and I arrived back in Bend tonight after 3 days of driving from the Grand Canyon, exhausted but excited (most everyone else flew home Friday). I wanted to write a quick update, and then it’s off to a shower and bed.
Despite our extensive prep and training, the infamous Bright Angel trail water bars may have broken the axle on my wheelchair at around 2 miles into the canyon but it brought out the best of us. I wasn’t hurt, it wasn’t an emergency, and team worked wonderfully to do a field repair and get me back up to the rim. My time on that trail was over but 8 of our 13 team members did make it down to Bright Angel campground and spend a night before climbing back out. Between pulls on the whiskey bottle, the campfire conversation on our last night centered around building the bomb-proof expedition chair and planning our next trip to the Big Ditch.
I’ll share more stories and pictures soon, but in the meantime, thank you for all of your support!