For our family camping trip this year, we drove to the Mojave Desert. We started our trip with 3 days in Mojave National Preserve where we camped, hiked a trail of rock wall hand-holds, went up (and down) the dunes and saw lots of Joshua trees.
0:46 Day 1: Setting up our tent
2:34 Day 2: Rings Loop Trail
4:44 Kelso Depot and Kelso Dunes
6:00 Sunset and Moonrise
9:04 Day 3: Leaving Mojave
After that we continued on to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon where we again camped, hiked and rode mules. An adventurous contingent of our family braved the famous "Rim to Rim" hike starting at the North Rim, descending 6000 feet into the canyon, then another 7+ miles across the canyon to Phantom Ranch. The next morning they hiked the grueling Bright Angel Trail with 9 miles of nothing but up, to reach the South Rim.
11:30 Day 4: Arriving at the North Rim
13:00 Preparing for the Rim to Rim Hike
For those that are interested in the actual Rim to Rim Hike, be sure to watch Part II of our video.
For more information on what our family is up to, check our blog at family.blainesville.com