For Spring Break this year, my 19 year old daughter told us she wanted to visit the Grand Canyon. I knew from a previous visit that one’s immediate impulse on arrival is a desire to hike to the bottom; but hiking to Phantom Ranch and back can be a complicated matter involving careful planning, permits, accommodations, and safety concerns. I am a reasonably fit 56 year old, but I wasn’t sure I could do it. Thanks to the best Grand Canyon guide ever Jeremy, we had one of the greatest trips of our lives. We did the mule-assisted 3 day hike to Phantom Ranch and back, hiking to Ribbon Falls on the day in the canyon. Jeremy took care of everything — tents, meals, bathroom breaks, annoying geology questions — with patience and kindness. Jeremy has an extensive knowledge of everything about the Canyon: history, Native American sites, geology, wildlife, botany, etc. Having a guide there to answer our questions made the experience much more meaningful. Most important to me, however, were Jeremy’s encouraging words, which gave me the confidence that I could complete this hike. Walking out of Bright Angel trail onto the South Rim on my own two aching feet will remain a highlight of my life. The greatest danger of using Four Seasons Guides is that you will become too spoiled to hike and camp without them ever again.