I got back from my part of the West Rim yoyo about 12:30 pm. Sweetbabyd left my place to drive back to hers about 1:00 after a complete tour of our new house and the exchange of war stories about old houses.
We had a good time. At least as near as I can tell. A tire was going soft on the way home so we needed to stop periodically to fill it back up.
We were met at Bradley Wales by the two intrepid hikers making their way south, soon joined by Pro Vagabond and pretty much spread out to occupy the whole vista area of the trail. Gorgeous view and nice stiff breeze to keep the bugs away. It don't get better than that.
In the morning sweetbabyd and I set out to "do the sights" which included a couple of State parks and some solo hiking time for SBD. Then I set her out on the Rail Trail for a bicycle ride whilst I drove around to make sure plans got totally messed up.
From what I understand the 20 mile ride turned into 46 or something like that when she lost a hiking pole off her bike. (Why she had her trekking poles on her bike I don't know... but she had to go back and look for it) She did recover it. Then she decided she had not had enough riding and zipped past our meeting place a few times before she decided to stop.
The three hikers and two gimps spent the night roasting marshmallows and snoring for each other's amusement.
The thirty miles did take its toll one of the hikers who snagged a ride back to the mid point of the trail to finish the hike tomorrow with a zero for today.
Highly successful and a good time was had by all.