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Inspired to see more

By Kate Vanskike
March 25, 2012

In February, I took my 7-year-old with me on a business trip to Phoenix and we drove to the Grand Canyon where we stayed two nights. Setting out on the historic Bright Angel Trail was so exciting, after having read stories about some of the earliest expeditions in this area. It was also a breathtaking experience, naturally, to see the Canyon from the inside and not just from the top. We didn't make it nearly as far as I'd have liked, since my many checks of the weather never indicated snow and we arrived without the best of footwear for my daughter. But, we saw enough to be inspired to plan a return trip. We continue to do local hiking in our home state of Washington to prepare ourselves for a REAL canyon adventure -- hiking all the way to Phantom Ranch and spending a night or two along the river before trekking back up. There is never a lack of inspiration in this country so long as our national parks are protected and open for all to enjoy.

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