Mercy Blalock - Class of 2018
What did you do over spring break?
Traveled to Arizona for hiking and sight seeing
Why did you choose to take this trip?
I’ve been into this band called Houndmouth lately, and their song “Sedona” got me thinking about going out to Arizona.
What preparations did you make before leaving?
I read up on hiking trails, booked my flight, rental car, and first night’s stay in an airbnb and two nights of camping at the Grand Canyon.
What was your favorite part?
My favorite part was hiking 20 miles to the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up in a day. It took from sunrise to sunset, but it was so beautiful the time flew by. You feel like you’re on a different planet descending into the canyon and seeing the stark change in scenery from the top to the bottom of the canyon.
What would you do differently if you did it again?
Maybe drive a little slower through the desert to not hit that mystery animal in the rental car.