Photographer's Note

You are still with me on my "virtual hike" down to the Colorado river and this is the first time you can see it.

I would like to explain you the difference between hiking in Slovakia (or other mountainous country) and hiking in the Grand Canyon.
1) first difference is abnormal heat, im sure its possible to see it from last posted pictures.
2) maybe youŽll expect more colours, but in the Canyon everything is mainly orange and "hot" ;)
3) almost no trees or grass in the Canyon desert, only dust and cactuses.
4) last and main difference.
When i hike at home, first way is up, its always difficult to climb but im full of motivation to reach the top and see something majestic. Just then i go down, with satisfied feeling that i made it.
In the Canyon your first way is down, you are still full of motivation to see something unexpected there, but we all know, going down is much less tyring than going up. You get to the very bottom, see the Colorado and the Phantom ranch in 50 degrees, spend there at least 3 hours there cause you cant go back in the midday heat and just then you can climb up, with satisfied feeling but no motivation left.. :)

So think about these "pros and cons" and just then decide to hike in the Grand Canyon :)

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