April 2, 2010
Flipoff Canyon to Rim via Flipoff Route
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Today's route stats:Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2350 feet Elevation Loss: 0 feet
decided to hike at least to the Esplanade today, and
depending on how things went, maybe all the way to the rim.
We split up much of Susan's gear. She managed to do
pretty well with a light pack. We reached the
Esplanade before noon, where we took a long break.
|Resting on the Esplanade.||Near the Top of the Flipoff Route.||Finally Back on the Rim.|
When we got back to our cars, Susan received a text message about the death of a good friend of hers. It was awful for everyone -- a very bad ending to an otherwise great hike.
Susan, Jane, Bruce, and Skip drove to Kanab for the night, while Ben, Bert and I drove to Las Vegas. We all had early flights the next morning.