When the alarm went off at 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, most of us were already up. I got up after Wendell. He was up and using red LED lights on a head band to finish his packing. We were all anxious about the long climb ahead of us.
We arrived at the canteen for a hearty breakfast at 5 a.m. We ate all the pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and canned peaches that we wanted. We dropped our duffels off behind the canteen to be loaded onto the pack mules to be hauled up to the rim.
This picture is the sun on the canyon far above us as we were leaving Phantom Ranch on the trail heading south to the river.
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