Grand Canyon is usually what comes to my mind when I think of Western USA. I have seen it only in movie and game material, but never really experienced it. After TC17, a friend of mine at Tableau, An, asked me if I wanna do a rim to rim crossing of Grand Canyon, I gladly accepted the offering :) My other friend Fez was really interested in the hiking too; so he flew all the way from Seattle to Las Vegas to join us.
We were originally gonna do a rim-to-rim hiking. However since its October already, North Rim was closed due to the weather condition.