Morning comes and with it the group sends us on our way. Eric our boatman and Jim take us past Phantom Ranch where we can get the trail that will connect us to The Bright Angel Trail. We are looking forward to the hike out, but also sad knowing that there is still another 9 days of river travel to do. It has been a great experience to meet the people on the trip and to see one of Nature's finest. We meet Alex and Lucy halfway up the trail. They are our replacements. The trail is steep and the warnings on the sign are accurate. At some points we can view the river which looks like a string. At the top as we unload our packs to put them in our car, we discover the can of unwanted asparagus. The can was signed by all the members of the expedition!