on September 7, 2009
A friend and I just returned from the Canyon. We did the mule ride leaving on the 3rd of September 2009. I had made reservations in December and was glad I had because people who made reservations later than that paid an extra $50. We paid $371.50 each. That included the ride down, lunch at Indian Gardens, dinner at Phantom Ranch, the lodging, breakfast the next morning and the ride up. Worth every penny! It must have been a slow time. There were 8 of us on the ride plus the guide. My friend and I had a cabin with 5 bunk beds and it was just the 2 of us. Very crowded with all the beds - can't imagine 10 people in there as well!!The food was outstanding and the scenery down and up indescribable. My friend and I are riders so there was no real discomfort for us. One of the women had ridden years ago but not recently and was in great pain (knees, back, bottom) up and down. One young girl had never ridden before in her life and was perfectly fine - go figure!! One man was 64 and he did fine.My friend and I are 68. An experience of a lifetime.
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