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View Diary: DKos Tour Series: Grand Canyon National Park Hiking Trails (Addenda) (55 comments)

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  •  I think I'll stick to a "highway" when going to (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, helpImdrowning

    Phantom Ranch.  Give me sane slopes, both for my toes and for my strong aversion to trail steepness & sheer dropoffs.  

    Thanks again for more Canyon!  I looked at the first photo for about 5 minutes before reading.  I do pity those tourists whose only Canyon experiences are cloudless days...

    •  cloudless days, indeed. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, helpImdrowning

      and lots of those, Leftcandid, I can assure you. But attitude is gratitude and wearing the proper clothing, hydrating and munching (often), and decent footwear, sunblock, a hat, sunglasses and stamina. . .that'll get 'er done. As for the toe-jamming problem, the other kind. . .you could always try walking into the canyon. . .backward! And what does that tell you about my many years of guiding folks in and out of this or any other canyon terrain? I suggest the So. Kaibab trail going in (leave as early as possible) and the BA trail coming out. It makes for a grand loop tour, and besides. . .the views along the So. Kaibab trail are wide open. (See this coming Sunday's diary...hint. . .hint.) Thanks for posting the comment, as always.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Tue Apr 09, 2013 at 10:14:00 AM PDT

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