Total miles 691.5
Daily miles 5
A little warmer last night. Still some ice in the water bottles, but we all slept well. We got rolling quickly and ate whole walking.
Mostly a double track, old jeep road walking into Tusayan. Saw some elk.
Our package was at the General Store, we picked up a couple postcards and headed to McDonald’s to use the WiFi to search for motel options, and pay higher than airport prices for hashbrowns and coffee.
We got a room at the 7 Mile Lodge. The owner here is very friendly and had fresh cookies for us at 9am. We got showered up, did laundry and went over to the Best Western buffet. It was OK, more like a pot luck assortment of food rather than what you’d expect at a restaurant….. We were hungry though, and we’re satisfied.
Tusayan is appears to be just a stop for the tourists to the Canyon. Expensive motels, and overpriced restaurants and snacks at the stores.
Trying to figure out our plan for tomorrow. Our permit to camp in the Canyon is for Monday night, but we will head into the park tomorrow and see if we can get a permit for an additional night in the Canyon.
Time for some Wendy’s chili and fries.
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