May 29, 2006
I admit it. I am addicted to running across the Grand Canyon and back. There is just nothing to compare it to — the challenge, the beauty, the sounds, the trail, and the people. I love that place and can’t wait to return. When a cold front blew in for Memorial Day weekend, I checked the weather forecast and knew that conditions would be ideal for a run on Memorial Day in the canyon. With my teenagers working and my wife wanting to paint a room, I took the opportunity for a quick solo trip from Utah to the canyon. The North Rim is again open and I figured I would only have to be away from home about 27 hours — about 13 hours for the run, and 14 hours for the commute.