Past Meetup

Beginner Grand Canyon Backpack - Fall 2018


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I will be posting this event for another month. If you sign up, you will be added to the waiting list until I offer the "Below the Rim" lecture again. You must attend the lecture in order to be moved to the RSVP list and be considered for this outing. If you were already signed up before Saturday, January 28, but did not attend the lecture on January 28, you must email me in order to be moved back onto the waiting list.

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, with over 5 millions visitors each year. Yet, less than 1% of those visitors ever venture below the rim. Become one of the 1% and discover where the adventure really begins. Backpacking in the Grand Canyon is not only a physical challenge, but an awe-inspiring experience that will provide a deeper connection to nature, to yourself and to your fellow adventurers.

Trails: South Kaibab and Bright Angel

This is a hands-on outing where everyone participates in the planning and execution. Together we will decide on the exact itinerary, submit the permit requests and then enjoy the trip. the length of time will be any four days between October 8- October 14. So, block out the entire week until plans are finalized.

Possible itinerary:
Day 1: Meet in the Grand Canyon Village and either camp or stay in hotel.
Day 2: Breakfast at Grand Canyon Village and then begin decscent into the "Canyon". Camp at designated campsite.
Day 3: Explore the "Canyon". Camp at designated campsite.
Day 4: Hike out of the "Canyon" and return to Santa Fe.

This outing is free, but there is an Grand Canyon Preparedness Course prerequisite.

Stay tuned for details.