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    Grand Canyon hiking

    I hiked the Boucher Trail in the Grand Canyon last week and wrote a blog about it, thought some of you might enjoy. Adventures of Kendall - hiking, brewing, music, water



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    Nice blog. I love the Grand Canyon. So much in fact, I spent 10 days rafting and hiking there a few years back.

    GC has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and I don't regret adventuring there for a second. I'm sure you'd agree.



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    Re: Grand Canyon hiking

    Quote Originally Posted by isukendall View Post
    I hiked the Boucher Trail in the Grand Canyon last week and wrote a blog about it, thought some of you might enjoy. Adventures of Kendall - hiking, brewing, music, water
    Very nice hike! I went through the whole hike blog, looked at the pictures, etc. I located your hike on Google Earth. It was fun looking in Google Earth at your campsites, the river, the springs, etc. and where you took pictures and also at the Trimble website. Thanks for all the effort!



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    Quote Originally Posted by aauummm View Post
    Very nice hike! I went through the whole hike blog, looked at the pictures, etc. I located your hike on Google Earth. It was fun looking in Google Earth at your campsites, the river, the springs, etc. and where you took pictures and also at the Trimble website. Thanks for all the effort!
    Thanks for the note! Sorting through the pictures and writing up the blog took a good amount of time, but I'm glad I did it. I haven't actually looked at the hike through Google Earth yet, will check it out tonight as I'm sure it's cool. The integration of the georeferenced pictures with the GPS is an awesome thing for a trip like this, but it totally sucked my cell battery on the way down.



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    Re: Grand Canyon hiking

    As a non hiker I found the article very interesting. I have a neighbor that is into hiking.. I think I may take him up on his next offer to take me with him.



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    Re: Grand Canyon hiking

    I have a buddy who leads hikes in the Grand Canyon for a touring company...loves it. I'm hoping to get approved for a permit to raft the GC next summer with some friends.



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    Nice post. I really enjoyed reading that. We hiked from the North Rim to the South Rim in 3 days last year. Did it the first day the North trail opened in Mid May. 5 of us went and had a ball. The first day was the greatest challenge as we hiked the greatest distance(North Rim to the river) and they had an unexpected heat wave. Lot of hikers got rescued that first day, but we had left early enough, were prepared for it, and were in good shape so we didn't have any problems. The Grand Canyon is an amazing place. Hope to do a similar hike in another 5 or 10 years when the kids are bigger.



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    Re: Grand Canyon hiking

    Quote Originally Posted by helechopper View Post
    Nice blog. I love the Grand Canyon. So much in fact, I spent 10 days rafting and hiking there a few years back.

    GC has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world and I don't regret adventuring there for a second. I'm sure you'd agree.
    The rim areas of the GC are great, especially the North Rim area. I find the bottom to be boring aesthetically, although grabbing a cold one at Phantom Ranch on your way back and forth is something to look forward to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    As a non hiker I found the article very interesting. I have a neighbor that is into hiking.. I think I may take him up on his next offer to take me with him.
    Here's a great website that I really enjoy:

    Two Grand Canyon Area Hikes Cathedral Wash - DesertUSA

    This particular page is about a couple of good hikes in the Grand Canyon, however the site includes many other interesting desert pages. This article was featured in their newsletter that I receive each Friday. I have purchased a lot of their maps and reference material.


    I have done a good number of their hikes and have camped in the desert and spent one complete winter in Borrego Springs, CA.
    http://www.desertusa.com/anza_borrego/du_abp_todo.html


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    cool pictures - thanks for posting.


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    Re: Grand Canyon hiking

    Thank for posting.

    GCNP is one of my favorite places. I have been out there at least eight times. I have taken a couple commercial rafting trips. Most think that running the rapids will be the most memorable but to me it was hiking the side canyons. If you do take a rafting trip I would recommend signing up for a spring or fall hiking and rafting special. These usually are two to four day longer; giving you more time to explore more side canyons.

    In terms of hiking, two years ago I hiked out to Clear Creek Campground and then went to see Cheyva Falls. Cheyva Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Grand Canyon. To see it at its best you need to go during the spring snowmelt. The falls are fed by snowmelt from the north rim; you will have maybe a six to eight week window to see the falls. The rest of the year it's just a trickle.

    A second hike to really consider is the Thunder River - Deer Creek loop. Most sights will list this as a must do for any back country hiking in the Grand Canyon. Lots of waterfalls and an incredible slot canyon in Deer Creek.

    One final hike to consider that is becoming more popular is Kanab Canyon. You will most likely only see a couple people if that on this hike.

    A second park to consider would be Zion National Park. You HAVE to do the Narrows hike from top down sometime in your life. Just incredible. ALso research the Subway.

    Reading your write up of the Bourcher Trail bought back many great memories. Thanks for sharing.



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    Looks like op would be up for Angel's Landing in Zion as well.


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