• Thursday , 31 July 2014

Getting dominated by the Grand Canyon [Video]

As you probably remember, we recently completed a 12 mile hike down the Grand Canyon.  While I was not going to carry the extra weight of a camera, Chris decided that he was strong enough to do it for the both of us.   I’m not going to lie, I was pretty impressed that he not only carried our big DSLR down (and up) the Canyon, but also managed to capture some incredible shots.  From prickly pears to slimy snakes, he caught almost everything on film.

Behold, our big hike down the Grand Canyon.


So, what did you think?  Is the Canyon grand enough?  Would your or have you ever hiked the Bright Angel Trail?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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18 comments on “Getting dominated by the Grand Canyon [Video]

  1. LOVE the Grand Canyon adventure .. and the videography was AWESOME!!!!

  2. Awesome short little video. Nicely done. Love the Canyon, it’s an incredibly beautiful place even in the dead of summer.

  3. Wow! This is a beautiful hike, and one I will definitely be adding to my list. I totally understand the “what were we thinking” feeling. :)

  4. Mike's Road Trip on said:

    You’re in my back yard now. How was it? I’ve hiked the Canyon a number of times in different spots…it’s a hell of a trek. I’ve never done a video though. A place I’d love to film is Havasupai…ever heard of it? Amazing spot with several turquoise waterfalls in the western part of the Canyon. Here are some pics, but they’re really bad…taken with my first digital camera…which was only 1.1 mp. lol, as I said, a long time ago! :-)

  5. Love the commentary as always! Dan and I went to the Grand Canyon for our honeymoon in 1997…I think it’s time for a return trip!

  6. Great stuff…I’ve spent about 2 hours in the Grand Canyon. Took a helicopter from Vegas and had lunch. Yeah, I definitely need to go back and do it right…

  7. I absolutely loved this video–brought back memories of my own hike down the Bright Angel Trail, Chris’ videography ROCKS. You have inspired me to do more of my own!

  8. Not for me.. I went to the Canyon and took some photos ;) but loved the video. You guys are really good at this.

  9. LOVE the film. Now I don’t actually have to die making the hike myself. Love Chris’ alabaster skin. ;-)

  10. The Canyon is most certainly grand. I made my first and only trip there just a few years ago when Lucia was barely a year old, so we didn’t get to do any real hiking. We stuck to the tourist trails around the rim and hubs & I both said, We’re coming back to get INTO that canyon! Based on your experience, should we? :-)

    Fab video, guys!

  11. Haha, I made my brother carry the DSLR when we did a 12 miler in Yosemite for the same reason! It’s good to have boys around sometimes :)

  12. Now that I’m working in Phoenix the Grand Canyon is tantalizingly close. I went once before, but definitely didn’t appreciate it for all that it was worth at that young age. I think I’m going to have a to spend a weekend in Arizona to check it out!

  13. I have never hiked the Bright Angel, but I hiked down the Boucher Trail down to the river and came up the Hermit’s Rest Trail. These trails are not as crowded as the Bright Angel. I would like to check out the Bright Angel Trail next time. Looks like you ran into a rattlesnake. Very cool. Grand Canyon rattlesnakes actually have a reputation for being docile and laid back as opposed to aggressive. Must be the beauty of the canyon that mellows them out.

  14. Hiked this same hike. Took 3 hours down, almost 5 up and when you add another hour at the plateau point for lunch we arrived to the top in near darkness. I was exhausted for a few days. How long did it take you guys?

    But, even though exhausted the views were simply amazing. Worth it every ounce of sweat too.

    stay adventurous, Craig

  15. Pretty cool, guys!! I have been to the GC but never done the hike. Maybe some time!

  16. I see that I should relly visit this amazing place!

  17. Hi guys! Great blog! Plus, I love your sense of humor!

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