This Image Gallery captures moments from an outing to the American Desert Southwest in the Spring of 2001. Along for the ride were folks I knew from my work. Essentially we were a gaggle of tech folks bound for a warm desert spring break. The plan for the trip was a counter-clockwise loop starting from Las Vegas, and taking in, in order: some of the southern Arizona desert, a Grand Canyon backpack, southwestern Utah (Escalante, Bryce, and Zion), and Death Valley. The centerpiece of the trip was the Grand Canyon backpack, where we planned to spend 3 days and 2 nights hiking from the rim down to the Colorado river and back up.
Vulture Peak Topo Map and Route
Final scramble up Vulture Peak
Nearing summit of Vulture peak.