Monday, April 1, 2013

Amanuensis Monday: Frank W. Lee's Travel Journal, Part 3

Entry from Frank W. Lee's 1932 Travel Journal
Sat--July 20--32

Trip to Grand Canyon.  4 of us walked down through the canyon to the Colorado River.  The prettiest site I have ever seen.  Got sick on my walk back & could hardly make it.  Saw many cactus, squirrels, deer & scorpions.  Took us 2 1/2 hrs. to walk down & 5 hrs. back.  A total of 14 miles at the least.  Arrived back in Williams at 9:30 & here I met Kaufman.

Dad talked many times about his trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon--and his trip back to the top.  After watching other people ride mules up and down the canyon, he said he was terrified to do the same.  He said the mules walked right on the edge of the narrow canyon paths, and he was afraid they were going to step off or slip.  He didn't trust them!  His 14-mile hike in the heat, he said, made him the sickest he ever felt in his life.

Come back tomorrow for Dad's photos of the Grand Canyon!

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