14 Jun Can’t Beat the Heat
Hi there! I just finished my first week at the Grand Canyon (GRCA), and let me tell you, the heat is out of control. The weekend I arrived, there was an excessive heat warning, meaning that in two consecutive days, the temperature was 105 degrees or higher for more than three hours a day, or that in a day, the temperature would rise above 115 degrees. CRAZY! Adjusting to the heat and elevation is a continuing progress as I go on. However, one of the most difficult things to get accustomed to is the lack of cellular service and Wi-Fi here at the GRCA. It has been a challenge to communicate with my siblings, who are a little too excited that I am here. However, there are glimpses throughout the day when they can reach me, and that beats finding shade in the scorching sun. This week has consisted of mostly training and learning from the Park Rangers. Soon, I will be presenting programs such as the ones I’ve been observing and encouraging younger children to do activities and become Junior Rangers! Being here has felt like a dream! The views and sights are surreal; it is so beautifully breath-taking (not because of the elevation), it takes me more than a minute to realize I am standing in such an amazing place.