Evening at the motel is spent packing up for the Grand Canyon. Note the surgical precision with which supplies and equipment are laid out, attention being paid to the last milligram of unnecessary weight!

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Bob and Jody have never backpacked before. Andrew comes over to instruct them in proper pack stuffing technique, and to adjust the packs for proper fit.

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I am getting more and more excited about this thing, and talk incessantly about how hard this will be. This unnerves Bob, who has enough apprehensions already, and he tells me to shut up already.

I really wonder what made Andrew take a couple of first-time hikers on something this hard.

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