Grand Canyon 2016

posted Sep 21, 2015, 8:43 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jul 26, 2016, 10:29 AM ]
Date:  Spring Break - March 12 - 20, 2015

Links

Grand Canyon National Park
Trails and Use Areas - be sure to look at the Corridor materials - http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/campsite-information.htm
Corridor Trail Map:  http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/corridor_map.pdf 



Itinerary:
3/14/16 (Monday):  Bright Angel Trailhead -> Indian Garden Campground (4.8 miles (7.7 km) / 1 km down)
3/15/16 (Tuesday):  Indian Garden Campground -> Bright Angel Campground (4.7 miles (7.6 km) / 0.5 km down / 4 hours)
3/16/16 (Wednesday):  Bright Angel Campground -> Cottonwood Campground (7.2 miles (11.6 km) / 0.5 km up / 4 hours)
3/17/16 (Thursday):  Cottonwood Campground -> Bright Angel Campground (7.2 miles (11.6 km) / 0.5 km down / 4 hours)
3/18/16 (Friday):  Bright Angel Campground ->  South Kaibab Trailhead (7 miles (11.3 km)/ 1.5 km up)

Total Milage:  31 miles

Tips
Shoe Tying:  http://www.backpacker.com/gear/footwear/hiking-boots/common-hiking-boot-lacing-techniques/2/

Equipment
Microspikes:  http://www.amazon.com/Kahtoola-MICROspikes-Footwear-Traction-Black/dp/B00E3KNG9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442850236&sr=8-1&keywords=microspikes

Important Dates:
10/10/2015:  First prep hike - Hill of Life
10/18/2015:  Alternative date for First prep hike - Hill of Life
11/1/2015:  Turn in Backcountry Trek permit requests
11/15/2015:  Meeting at VFW 8787 at 5:00 pm (leaders); 6:00 pm everyone
1/16 - 1/18/2016: 16-1 January Shakedown - at Lake Georgetown. I've got reservations for the group campsite at Tejas campsite for Saturday Jan. 16 and a group shelter at Jim Hogg for Sunday Jan 17.
2/13-2/14/2016:   February Shakedown at Colorado Bend State Park. I've got reservations for the group campsite Grey Fox for Saturday night. If you decide to go out Friday night, the campsite is currently available.



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Jill Douglass,
Feb 23, 2016, 5:36 AM
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