5th Annual Rim-to-Rim under the full moon

  • Aug 4, 2012 · 7:00 PM

The 5th Annual Rim-to-Rim hike in the Grand Canyon under a full moon is set for Saturday August 04, 2011--the first full moon of the month. This is a great opportunity for Rim Cubed trainers and anyone ready to tackle the Canyon at night. Trails being used are Bright Angel and North Kaibab for a 23.4 mile hilke.

I would like to set up a key-swap with a team each starting from the South and North Rim meeting in the middle if possible. Shuttle costs using the Canyon shuttle is $85 a person and I think we can avoid alot of extra costs through a key swap (if we have enough people) or a driver of our own.  *please see the first comment below also.

*This is a hike designed for people who have already completed a Rim/Rim hike during the day and are experienced Canyon hikers-- this is a 'hike at your own risk' hike as I won't formally sweep trail. If you have not hiked the Canyon and are not familiar with the trails, particularly on the North, then the suggestion is to do it during the day first before attempting at night. The Canyon is beautiful at night but the corners and crevices are very dark even in the moonlight and can be dangerous for unsuspecting hikers not familiar with the trail or terrain.

If we don't use a key-swap the Canyon Shuttle leaves the South Rim at 1:30 pm arriving on the North Rim at about 7 pm.  You must secure your seat before the day online at http://www.trans-canyonshuttle.com/   Since 7 pm is still light we have the option to eat at the Lodge before hiking or simply start under the dusk light to begin the crossing.

There is no trail description or 'what you need on trail' categories as this is a hike at your own risk hike and hikers on this hike should know how to prepare.  I will not be sweep this trail but will stay at the trailhead until everyon is out but cap my stay at the trailhead at 9 am which is about 13 hours from a trailhead start of 8 pm since I will need to go eat and shower.

For anyone interested I am considering doing a double crossing meaning I will cross to the North on Friday night and return with everyone Saturday to the South, just let me know. 

Any questions, feel free to ask.

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  • Mick

    Thanks Lisa for setting up and Kevin for driving and Lynn for donating her van.

    August 6, 2012

  • Ed

    I love this hike. All sorts of adventure including (1) a lost wallet and search party fanned out to find it (2) Jeff nearly stepped on a rattle snake. (3) Jeff was attacked by a wild deer. OK, sounds like this is strange but it really happened. He yelled bloody murder, which scared the crap out of me (thanks, Camrron Trading Post).

    Thanks, Lisa for an incredible organization. Your hikes are definitely fun. You are a top notch organizer.

    Jeff, thanks for driving! That requires a fair amount of putting up with s**t and you handled it well. You definitely sacrifised your weekend for us.

    Lisa, I have your beer bottle opener. For some reason it was in my pack. I found it necessary to carry it to the bottom of the canyon abnd back. Wishful thinking. I will give it to you the next time I see you.

    Jeff, thanks for the final push up the hill. When we hit the climb out, I was less than enthuisiastic but you jumped on my a** and I got my second wind back.

    August 6, 2012

  • Jeff R

    What a wonderful hike

    August 5, 2012

  • Kevin


    August 3, 2012

  • Ed

    Hi Lisa, what time are we meeting in Tempe? I am sure it is buried in my email somewhere.

    August 1, 2012

  • Lisa

    See everyone at the trail head about 730-8 pm Saturday. Remember this is not a leader led hike and once all the hikers in my vehicle are out I will leave the Canyon. Contact me with any questions before midday Friday.

    August 1, 2012

  • Mick

    I have a friend that wants to sign up-We did Rim to Rim backpack in April. We are interested in doing a key swap. Swap cars before hike. We can go NS or SN -either way

    July 28, 2012

  • Lynn

    I would like to hike early in the morning on Saturday from south to north and meet you all at north come back together. Let me know if any one else want to do the same.

    July 20, 2012

  • Lisa

    I will not be able to be at the meeting on late the 18th, sorry for the late notice.

    July 18, 2012

  • Lisa

    @Ed, I sent an email this morning with the specifics :)

    July 14, 2012

  • Ed

    Thanks, Lisa, is there a deposit for the can? When and where can I pay you? I want to reserve a spot for Jeff and I.

    July 13, 2012

  • Ed


    Let me know if you are having a planning meeting. I like the idea of going South to North. I may take the shuttle back.

    Your pal,

    The Chimster

    July 8, 2012

  • Lisa

    @Steve, yrs but right now we are too any for the shuttle by Kevin. People drop out so will see how it goes.

    July 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would Kevin's Shuttle drop us at he North Rim and pick us up at the South???

    July 2, 2012

  • Lisa

    Kevin has offered to drive a shuttle from Phoenix for us which is very gracious as it's a tough haul--I did it last year. Depending on the number of people signed up this is possible and would run about $80-90 per person including the van rental and gas and Kevin's meals.

    July 1, 2012

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