5 Miles; Havasupai Gardens to Home
We awoke at 6:20 am as the first rays of sun lightened the sky visible from inside the canyon. We got up and started making some hot cocoa. A quick pack and we were ready to go. We climbed up and out of Havasupai Gardens. Only about a mile up from there, I turned to my left and saw a massive male bighorn sheep/ram standing next to us. He quickly turned and raced across the rocky plains/slopes.
Day hikers began downward in a trickle that soon turned to a rush. It was surprising to us because we saw so few people the days before; now, everyone was coming down on a holiday visit. We kept a good upward pace, passing ice falls near the top. By 10:40, we were out and walking back to our place.