Spring Break 2005



To help you with this mass amount of pictures, I've created this page to give you some information. I've broke it up by day, starting with our trip to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas. I would also like to point out, in some pictures there is a close up picture of a random person, then a bigger picture. If you look closely (I may have to point it out to you) the person is in the big (wide) picture as well. This gives you a close up to see what I was taking a picture of, then a wider picture to show what the naked eye would see, if you were actually there. To see these pictures click the link at the bottom of the page (read the stuff first though, it'll only help).

March 14, 2005
Traveling to the Grand Canyon

Today included packing up our stuff from staying at Krissy's brothers in Henderson, (suburb of Las Vegas), and then making our way to the Grand Canyon. As you'll see, we hit a variety of weather, and passed through the Hoover Dam.

Lookouts at the Grand Canyon
Once we got to the Grand Canyon we went to our hotel checked in and made our way to the lookout points. We got there before sunset so we could see the sunset views there. I would also like to point out picture #0385. If you look at this photo, starting in the bottom there is a slight 'line' going out to about the middle/top of the picture. At the end of that line is where Plateau Point is, 6 miles (by foot) away.

March 15, 2005
Venture to Plateau Point

This was the mutilating day; we hiked down 6 miles to Plateau Point. It was quite a hike, took us about 5 hours to get down there. This section shows our hike down.

Plateau Point in the Grand Canyon
It was a neat view though, as you can see I took a lot of pictures down there. You can see a closer view of the river, and a look up at the South and North Rim of the Canyon.

Long miserable trip out of the Grand Canyon
The way back up there aren't quite as many pictures, however we were exhausted. The Grand Canyon paper was right; this is a very strenuous hike. We left about 10 AM, and as you can tell, we didn't get back up till after dark, well after dark, about 7:30 PM.

March 16, 2005
Traveling back to Las Vegas
We left the rip-off-city known as Tusayan, AZ today and made our way to Williams, AZ, and then back to Vegas, again via the Hoover Dam.

Roaming around Las Vegas
We really didn't come here for the Vegas part; we've both been there, its old news. However with all that said we did kill some time after we got back from the Grand Canyon roaming around Vegas, and here's the pictures of what I caught.

March 17, 2005
Exploring Red Rock Canyon

Just west of Vegas is a national reserve called Red Rock Canyon. We took the day and went to that, it's only like 30 minutes outside of Vegas, so a nice day trip. We found it very exciting actually, plus I got a chance to take the rental vehicle off-roading.

March 18, 2005
The Last Hurrah

Well this was it, we had to return the rental vehicle and head back to Chicago. We just took a couple hours and drove around Vegas, nothing special, but we did find Pete's favorite place.

Phil's Spring Break 2005 Pictures