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Announcing a new Meetup for Take a Hike!
What: Grand Hike 2009
When: May 16, 2009 7:00 AM
Price: $30.00 per person
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Meetup Description: Hi everyone!
Thanks for patiently waiting for the grand announcement. This year marks the 15th annual Grand Hike, and it will be held on May 15-17th at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
For those unfamiliar with this tradition, I organize a hike every year to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in 1 day. We drive up Friday, camp at Mather, hike all day Saturday, have an awesome cook-out, camp again, and return on Sunday. Despite rumors to the contrary, most people survive this ordeal, and some actually enjoy it! I cater the whole thing, so all you have to do is show up and hike.
The hike is a walk in the park (GCNP that is)! A killer hike for sure, but well worth the training and effort. You have 2 months to train for it, and you'd be wise to start if you haven't already done so. You don't have to hike the whole thing if you don't want to. There are other options: hike down to Indian Garden and back (the half hike), or hike around the rim, or just chill out and go sightseeing.
Get all the details here: http://www.madhiker.o...
We also have custom designed commemorative T-shirts and hats. Order your 2009 Grand Hike shirt/hat here: http://www.cafepress.... so you can wear them with pride in the canyon!
If you want to join, please send me an email, stating the participants' names, whether each person is doing the full hike or half or none. DO NOT RSVP on Meetup. Official attendance is kept on the website above. Trip is limited to 50 people, so sign up soon. There will be a FCFS waiting list.
Trip costs $30 per person and that includes camping fees and your food on Saturday. Please read all the info on the website first if you have questions. There are details on what to bring, what to do for training, etc.
Hope you can join me in this Grandest of hikes.
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