Last time I went to Grand Canyon, seven years ago I was traveling with someone who was in a rush and I only got half a day to explore the Canyon Rim from above. This time we got two days which was a much better time to get the full grasp of how massive it really is.
The first day we went to the visitors center and the few of us who hadn’t already been to Grand Canyon got a paper bag over their heads before they were led to the crater rim where the bags were removed. The view was breathtaking and we were all eager to get down and into the canyon.
We took the orange bus route to … where we hiked down to the «ohh ahh» viewpoint, where we drank a beer and turned around. Cruising the way back to … on my pennyboard was the perfect way to efficiently explore the crater rim and then we all ate pizza while watching the sun set over the canyon in the west.
The next morning we set off early to what we though would be Las Vegas, but instead our car stopped at Grand Canyon helicopter airport where we were surprised with a free 50 minute helicopter ride over the canyon. We saw snow, moscuses, condors etc but the best part was when we first flew over the crater rim and which was a drop of almost a hundred meters. That really gave me the chills and is something I will remember for the rest of my life.