I survived the trek to the bottom of the Grand Canyon along with 8 others half my age. I not only survived, I thrived – by eating alkaline food and drinking alkaline water!
The 10 mile hike in was strenuous and difficult on my old bones, but we made it in about 4 hours with no injuries or blisters. I had a very sore ankle and heel for the 4 days we camped there, but nothing unmanageable.
I ate a Greek salad at the top of the canyon before hiking in as a last meal of fresh vegetables. After that it was all foods that did not require refrigeration. I took some avocados, but the squirrels managed to get to them before I could (stole them right out of my backpack). I took a wide variety of alkaline, raw, unsalted nuts and seeds and coconut flakes, which were a great source of oils to burn to provide energy.
I shared all of the alkaline food with the other 8 people in my group, but the hits for the trip were my wife’s zesty crackers, alkaline granola and pH bread (all of which are available in our recipe e-books). The dehydrated crackers have a nice zing to them. The group wanted more every time I brought them out. The granola was very filling as a breakfast item, even without fresh unsweetened almond milk to wash it down. The pH almond bread we renamed “lembas bread” (for you Lord of the Rings fans) because it was so filling – it stuck to your ribs for a long time, especially with some of the raw almond butter we brought.
It turns out that the sister of one of my fellow hiker/campers has type 1 diabetes. I discussed with this camper the great success we have had with our 2 boys following an alkaline lifestyle. He seemed well-aware of alkalinity as an important factor in a healthy diet. His sister has already contacted us and ordered the recipe e-Book! We are so glad o be able to help others.
The hike out was made easier by paying some of the Havasupai to put our packs on their mules to carry up to the top. That way, we only had to hike out with a few small provisions – still no small feat as the last 2 miles are a steep incline to get out of the canyon. The mules are the primary means by which the Havasupai get their provisions in and out of Supai, considered the most remote town in the United States; population 500.