🏆🖤 Tu única competencia eres tú • Cuando hablaron de hacer un hike de 1 hora al mediodía hasta el Mirador El Vigía, lo primero que dije fue: “Me va a dar algo en el camino” 😅. Luego pensé, nada que valga la pena sucede cuando nos quedamos en casa mientras otrxs se aventuran y actually VIVEN 🙌🏼 • ¿Cómo me fue? Sentí que me iba a desmayar, la vista se me iba y hasta diría que fue una mini tortura 🤒 pero coño, ¡LLEGUÉ a la cima! • El esfuerzo siempre vale la pena 🧗🏻♀️🏆 Y así es la vida: Cuando te rompes, CRECES ✊🏼💥 • Estoy escribiendo esto echada con dolor en todo el cuerpo, pero con una satisfacción y recuerdos de esta mini aventura que no me los quita NADIE 💘😁✨ • Amo a mis conchitas 🐚 —nos faltó una— por haberme animado a lograrlo. Literal, cuando ya no podía respirar 🔥, me gritaban palabras de aliento y las fuerzas respondían 💪🏼🌻🚀 • La próxima vez que se te presente un reto, afróntalo y ¡CRECE! Lo bailado es lo que cuenta ✨ 📷 @hidemikocina#veganhiker ...
Day 3: This was the day that we’d finally reach the Colorado River. We left Hance Creek on the early side. I was suddenly very aware that we only had one more night left in the canyon, but there was still so much to do and so much to see.
Continuing on the Tonto Trail, we hiked up, down, & around... catching glimpses of the river as we went. It still seemed so far away. It was a hot day and we knew tomorrow would be hotter.
We indulged in one more epic photo shoot at a daring overlook. I sat on the very edge and felt quite secure... until suddenly the large rock underneath me gave a little wobble. I felt it & those around me heard it. I promptly scooted back. 😳
We broke for lunch in a dry creek bed. For whatever reason, a lot of us were saving our favorite lunch for this day. Karen finally had her beloved Fritos & bean dip (it was a joy to watch 🤣). I had my favorite jerky sticks, a pack of chili & oregano olives, and my most coveted food item of the trip: a carefully packed container with 8 large Parmesan crisps. It was everything. 😍
After lunch, we pressed on and suddenly the river was in full view. We hiked through a beautiful hillside covered with bright yellow brittle brush.
Eventually, the trail began a steeper descent and we were hiking on sand. We continued through a wooded corridor and emerged onto the beach. And it was an actual beach! But instead of the ocean, it met up with the mighty Colorado River. We didn’t hesitate to jump in. The 48-degree water felt amazing.
That night we devoured bean, cheese, & rice bowls followed by strawberry chocolate cheesecake for dessert. How spoiled were we??? It was our last night of the trip and the warmest night as well. We opted to sleep outside of our tents — something I’d been hoping to do for the first time. I didn’t actually sleep a ton but I felt very comfortable & content, lying on my back in the sand and occasionally opening my eyes to gaze at the stars.
Tomorrow we would hike out. 4,400 vertical ft separated us from the rim. 💛 ***For more on Day 3, check my Stories in a bit.*** #coloradoriver#grandcanyon#findyourpark ...