“Wanna pull an all nighter and hike down the Grand Canyon?”The plan was simple: Land in Phoenix, meet Hugh at the airport at midnight, drive 3.5hrs North to Grand Canyon Village, nap in the car, see the sunrise at Yaki Point, hike down the South Kaibab to the Phantom Ranch, camp at Bright Angel Campground, hike up the Bright Angel Trail, rest for a day, then fly back to NYC…The plan went to hell quickly. Before Julia and I had even boarded our flight west, Hugh’s connecting flight out of Chicago was cancelled.

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