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Grand Canyon Rim to Rim South to North

  • Oct 12, 2012 · 12:00 PM

Hi, everybody.

 

I am doing my annual Grand Canyon rim to Rim hike the weekend of October 12.

 

For those of you who haven't been before, this is how things are set up:

 

I rent two 15 passenger vans with trailers, and get some friends to drive them for us.  I have group camp sites reserved on both the North and South rim campgrounds.

We will drive up Friday afternoon to the South Rim, camp overnight, and start down early Saturday morning, after we load up the trailers with our gear.

 

The vans then drive around with our stuff and pick up the victims as they hike out the North Rim.  (Saturday is a long day for the drivers).

 

We spend all day Sunday hanging out at the north Rim- some people hike, some people just relax.  Monday morning we head back to the Valley.

 

I limit this trip to 18 hikers and 4 drivers.  the drivers will have an all expense paid trip to the Canyon in exchange for shuttling our butts all around Arizona.

 

This is NOT a beginners hike!  Just because you RSVP does not mean that you get to go on this trip.  If I do not know you, you will need to prove that you can do this before you make the list.  The kachina-Weatherford loop hike is a good time to prove this to me.

 

i have several people flying in from out of town for this trip, and they will get first priority, followed by those who went on the trip last year, followed by those who have gone with me in the past.

 

We will be splitting all expenses, including Van rental, gas, camping, and expenses for the drivers.  in the past, this was about a 200 dollar weekend, maybe a bit more.

 

i will be collecting a nonrefundable 100 dollar deposit form those who make the list.  this ensures that you are serious.

 

I will be providing more details later, as the list firms up.

 

this year i will be gone all of the weekends before this hike, so i will be unable to sponsor any training hikes.  You will be on your own for this.

 

i am looking for volunteers to drive.  You need to be competent driving a large Van pulling a trailer.  No race drivers need apply.  If you want a free trip to the Grand Canyon, give me a call.

 

We are playing hooky Friday afternoon and Monday for this trip. If you need to work those days, please do not sign up for it.

 

if anyone has any questions, give me a buzz:[masked]-5166.

 

This will be a blast!

 

Pat

 

 

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  • Mick

    Thanks Pat for setting up and Marie and Chris for driving and cooking!

    October 17, 2012

  • Vickie

    Great trip as usual! Thanks Pat for organizing. Thanks to Marie and Chris for driving and other support.

    October 16, 2012

  • Lori

    Hope to see ya all on the trail!

    October 12, 2012

  • Chris A.

    I plan to be a driver. Not sure if my RSVP should count toward the total going or not.

    August 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll drive again, if you need me Pat. Never been to the "north" side. Sounds like "Star Wars" at night.

    August 9, 2012

  • meli

    I am willing to drive for you, Pat.

    August 9, 2012

  • Pat D.

    We return Monday, not Wednesday. thanks for the headsup, jennifer. i changed it.

    August 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have loved to join you but still too hot :(

    August 8, 2012

  • Debbie V.

    Yippeee! Clem and I are both flying in Thurs. eve. Looking forward to it!

    August 8, 2012

  • Jennifer

    Do you mean Sunday morning you head back to the valley? Or do you really mean Wednesday? Thanks.

    August 8, 2012

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