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Tanner Trail, Grand Canyon

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 5:30 AM

On Saturday April 13th we will visit the primary entrance into the eastern section of the Grand Canyon, the Tanner Trail.  Once used as a route to mining claims this trails offers a lot of geologic history of the Canyon and some exciting rapids at the the river. Please visit the link below for more information.

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/Tanner_Trail.pdf

This is a very strenuous in/out hike in one day and should only be attempted by advanced and well conditioned Canyon hikers.  Depending on the weather (heat) the trailhead start time may be moved to earlier.

Some are planning on driving to the area Friday and staying in a hotel and some are camping.  The closest hotel accomodations are the Village and Cameron and the closest camping this time of year is Mather (in the Village).  I will be camping myself.  Accomodations sharing etc can be arranged after RSVPs are accepted.

I plan on staying at the Canyon Saturday night to hike the Canyon or Williams on Sunday.

TRAIL SPECS

Trailhead start: 5:30 am

Distance: 18 miles round-trip

Elevation: 7200 feet, total (descent and gain)

Dog friendly: Dogs are not permitted on trail below the Rim.

Kid friendly: This trail is distinctly not child friendly.

Skills required: There is no water no trail except for the Colorado River. Trail is exposed the entire duration of the hike. Hikers should be highly adept at hiking in desert conditions and with elevation gain at the end of a hike rather than before.

Suggested gear: Hikers will need to be able to carry all necessary fluids and food. Filtering of water is possible at the river but the river could be silty making filtration cumbersome. Sunscreen and sun clothing is highly recommended as well as sturdy shoes. Not much suggestion is being offered as this hike should be attended by very experienced hikers.

If you have any questions or need anything else just let me know.

Lisa

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  • Dan The Hikin' M.

    Still working on narrowing down the over 500 pics I took along the way -- to be uploaded soon! What an awesome day, and over-all great weekend! Thanks so much for organizing, Lisa.

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Take A hike? Take THE Hike! What a hike! So nice to follow Lisa's leadership. So nice to make new friends. Thanks!

    April 16, 2013

  • Ceci

    A tough but rewarding hike! Spectacular views of the river and outstanding showcase of the geology of GC. A thriller traversing on the narrow portion along the loose slopes. Thank you Lisa for leading it! And the Red Mountain hike was the icing on the cake :)

    2 · April 14, 2013

  • Lisa

    9 hikers in and 9 out, the Canyon sent some wind as a great relief that the heat of the day but didn't help the frigid nights. Great job to all the Backcountry newbies who chugged out strong.

    April 14, 2013

  • Kathy

    I will be leaving the chandler area about 4pm on Friday if anyone wants to carpool with me.

    March 26, 2013

    • Keegan L.

      Will try my best. Evenings are usually my most profitable work hours in my line of work...but I'll plug away during the day. I'm excited for another grand canyon trip! Did rim cubed in September and haven't been back since...

      March 29, 2013

    • Dan The Hikin' M.

      Looks like Keegan has dropped out, so I'm wondering if I could take his place? Could meet at my house near 101/Cave Creek exit, or meet at I-17 & Bell Rd park 'n ride. Please call[masked], thanks!

      April 11, 2013

  • Dan The Hikin' M.

    Sorry for the short notice, but I have a project I need to finish at home before I can go. Have been planning this all along, though.

    April 11, 2013

  • Mick

    We will be in Campsite #52 on Saturday night..

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    4/10 ORD-PHX, 4/11 Sedona, 4/12 Sedona - GC, 4/13-14 GC, 4/15 Flagstaff - Page, 4/16 Page - Mesa, 4/17 PHX-ORD :-)

    April 8, 2013

  • Darrell J.

    I'm backpacking down Tanner on the 14th with Mick!

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Does that mean nobody's cooking steaks at the Mather's campsite?

      April 8, 2013

  • Ceci

    Hi everyone, I just booked the campsite by Lisa's for Friday & Sat night and can share with those who are interested to camp. I would like to carpool too. Planning to leave from Tempe/Chandler on Friday morning or afternoon, and coming back Sunday. Email me if you are interested.

    March 25, 2013

    • Kathy

      How about meeting at the meetup meeting next Wed.

      March 28, 2013

    • Ceci

      Sounds good, see you there.

      March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not looking good, one of my sitters quit, so won't have coverage. :( If I can get someone hired by then, will re-sign up.

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will bring my headlamp.

    2 · March 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, Lisa: Thanks for the camping spot. I look forward to the drill down and up. I also plan to head over to Havasupai on Sunday. They have spot open for camping. C U

      March 25, 2013

    • Lisa

      Weather should be fantastic for Supai

      March 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Leaving Thursday night, camping

    March 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Its official, we have two campsites reserved for this weekend.

    March 25, 2013

  • Mick

    We are heading down Tanner on Sun 14th- 4 day backpack to LCR. We may see yous on Sat night..

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Lisa

      That would be very sweet! We are in campsite 50.

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As of now, I am in. Work is always an issue, and hard to know in advance, but I've been really wanting to go back to this trail. I LOVED it!!!!!

    March 12, 2013

    • Lisa

      No sweat, gotta work when you can, hope it works out.

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like this is the only weekend I can see my daughter, so won't make it. Enjoy brave souls!

    March 21, 2013

  • Tom B

    Hello everyone I'm planning on going up about 12 Noon Friday the 12th of April, let me know if anyone wants to split a motel room in Tusayan? I have a Civic so could accomodate 2 others.I'm leaving it up in the air for another night Saturday, but probably get a meal in Flagstaff on the way back Saturday evening later. If nobody is interested I understand look forward to seeing you hearty souls on this great hike!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good luck everyone, I will be with you all in spirit.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Lisa, Thank you for organizing this hike.... I was very much looking forward to it but unfortunately due to work changes (I have just started a new job that takes me out to California most weeks) I am going to have to drop out of this hike...
    Hope to see you on another soon.

    March 16, 2013

  • Lisa

    This hike is for very experienced Grand Canyon hikers. If you have never hiked the Grand Canyon or are not ready to do this hike tomorrow I strongly advise you not to do this hike. This is post as a hike for advanced hikers and is there is no trail sweep...everyone is fully responsible for being aware of the hazards of this hike, being prepared (you will have to be self-sufficient), and for getting yourselves out. If you have questions if this is a hike for you you should contact me directly.

    March 15, 2013

  • Kathy

    Won't be doing the hike but I need some canyon time even if I just hang out at the loddge

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Better start training!

    March 13, 2013

  • David

    Gorgeous hike.

    March 12, 2013

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