What have I got myself into?  That was my thought as I stood at Grand Canyon’s South Kabab trail head April 9, 2005.  I new there was a canyon out there but I could only see heavy snow and cloud cover.  Luckily there were no issues with ice as the six of us started the long descent to the bottom.  After a couple hours into the hike it was like someone just pulled back a curtain.  There it is – the majestic Grand Canyon clear and sunny!  It is amazing how different the weather can be between the rim and the bottom.

Another ‘Cold Play Tale’ from Keith G. – Statesville, NC.