Our trip was hikind down on Hermit trail, reach Colorado river and return throught Tonto trail to India Garden and thereby come back up on Bright Angle Trail.
The first day was the worst day as Hermit trail was very difficult trail and the rest of the trip was very enjoyable. I ran out of water on the first day and our tour guide Gavin was the first one to offer his water supply and it saved me from dehydration. In addition to gorgeous views throughout, we saw several beautiful flowers including yellow and red cactus flowers, and gigantic and majestic Agave flowers. We saw a couple of rattle snakes and yellow snakes.
Gavin, one of our tour guides is a remarkable person. He has great passion for the Grand Canyon and is very spiritual about all the beautiful views. He is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and he is also a very compassionate person. When one of our team members was having problem with nausea he offered to take his bag and helped that person to get through the trip. He is and will be a great asset to Roughinit for future trips. I give him a full 10 out of 10.
By Satyam Tatineni on 2013-05-27