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Grand Canyon hike

Discussion in 'Bull Moose Memorial Outdoor Activity Forum' started by barry richardson, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. barry richardson

    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hiking to the bottom of the grand canyon has been a bucket list thing for the wife and I. If you want to stay overnight in the camp at the bottom, it's over a 1 year waiting list, but a cancellation popped up last week and we jumped on it. Not totally physically prepared but we survived, wife was a real trooper, did it with good cheer, and she's a type-1 diabetic, which made it more complicated for her.
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    Terrain is rugged as you might imagine, well developed and maintained trail system though.
    IMG_2345.JPG Me cooling my heels at the bottom, this is a creek that feeds into the Colorado just downstream IMG_2331.JPG
    and another pic... IMG_2350.JPG
    it was a memorable adventure, we just got back last night. A little stiff and sore, I'm 60 years old, but there were many older than me on the trails, so I shouldn't complain... Saw lots of elk on the rim, and mule deer at the bottom....
     
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  2. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That is super cool Barry, I've only seen it from a plane, would live to do that at some point! Tony
     
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    That's awesome! I've done a week long backpacking trip in the G.Canyon on unmaintained trails with some repelling involved too. I always have found memories of that trip. Definitely hiking the canyon is an experience of a lifetime. Especially having not trained for the trip, that is a great accomplishment. Congratulations to you both!
     
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    Congrats! That's a huge bucket list item! Chuck
     
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    :good2:Had a friend who did it about 5 years ago with his step dad.
     
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    Haven't even seen the GC much less hiked to the bottom. Seeing it is on my list very near the top
     
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