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Beginner Grand Canyon Backpack - Fall 2017

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  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Hwy 64, Grand Canyon Village, AZ (map)

    36.047169 -112.114868

  • 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 <awe> Grand Canyon Preparedness Course prerequisite.

    Stay tuned for details.

    Top photo: "Grand Canyon National Park: Shoshone Point Sunset 9042" by Grand Canyon National Park via flickr.

    Bottom photo courtesy of Pamela Reynolds.



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  • mariel

    Hi! Is this still in the plans? I would like to take the
    pre-requisite class, any date soon? Thanks.

    August 4

  • Judith B.

    Hi all. Looking forward to more info on "planning and execution" and practice hikes. How about Pino soon?

    1 · April 17

  • Judith B.

    Hi all. I'm a new member of this group. Got back from hiking these trails in Grand canyon 2 weeks ago. Great weather! Took So. Kaibab down and Bright Angel up. Hiked Clear Creek and Ribbon Falls at base and stayed at Phantom Ranch dorm 3 nights and didn't camp. Can't wait to return.

    1 · March 26

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