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Welcome to Dave and Cindy's photo album. Herein are pictures from various hikes, vacations, adventures, and family time.


Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim 2017 (Attempt):
On May 11, 2017, I departed the South Rim with the intention of doing my 30th annual Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R2R2R) in the Grand Canyon. That would be one each calendar year for 30 consecutive years. Three of the 29 previous years, the 1st, 2nd, and 9th (1988, 1989, 1996) were 3-day trips with a full rest day spent on the North Rim before walking back, while 26, including the last 20, were single day events or at least completed within 24 hours.

This year's attempt fell short, i.e., I did not complete the entire 42 mile route. I made it as far as the Supai Tunnel, 1.7 miles short of the North Rim, or approximately 92% of the way accross, but turned around due to the cold. It was midnight and I was having trouble staying warm. With still 2 hours to go just to get up to the rim and back to where I was, climbing into higher altitude, with increasing winds and decreasing temperatures already in the 40's, I decided to call it off. It was actually an easy decision given the conditions, but at the same time disappointing to turn around with the goal almost in reach.

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