grand canyon

  1. Dave

    A Month in the Ditch

    The following is a transcription of my handwritten journal from a nearly month-long trip down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado. Slight edits have been made to remove personal information. Grand Canyon of the Colorado November - December, 2021 with Collin, Graham, Jason, Tyler, Steve and Nick -...
  2. Kerrie at Thru We Go

    Grand Canyon Backpack/Packraft Loop at New Hance

    My husband Ray and I just got back from an epic adventure. We did a 7-day backpack/packraft loop in the Grand Canyon starting at the New Hance Trail. We hiked 82 miles with close to 30,000 feet of elevation change. We went down the New Hance Trail (arguably the hardest trail on the south rim)...
  3. stretch

    Grand Canyon Loop: Thunder River -> Tapeats -> Kanab -> Sowats

    This summer I had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks traveling around the American west with my Danish partner and to take her on her first backpacking trip. We decided on the Grand Canyon, as it was too early in the season to be in the mountains (May), and neither of us had ever been in the big...
  4. J

    Grand Canyon NP Backpack Pt. 1 Thunder River Tr.-->Esplanade-->Tapeats-->Deer. April 18-23, 2021

    Last leg of my Utah/Arizona 2021 Desert Trip. With the wonderful company of Kimberly S., Maureen S. and Rhonda M. Here are the first three days: Thunder River Trail-->Esplanade Camp-->Tapeats Cr Camp-->Colorado River-Granite Narrows Route-->Deer Creek Camp. With a couple of desert scrambles...
  5. westy

    Cave Canyon, Grand Canyon west

    Having been interested in Cave Canyon for some time, it found its way to the top of the que and off I went. I found myself, quite by accident, at a very nice campsite atop Grand Wash Cliffs overlooking Meadview just beneath Rampart bm. Sometimes not paying the closest of attention to choice of...
  6. LarryBoy

    A Route In Between: Mexico to Canada Through the Heart of the West

    Between March and September of 2019, I hiked an absolutely amazing route through the heart of the West. I began atop a "sky island" on the Arizona/Mexico border and finished in a deep, dark ancient cedar and hemlock forest on the Idaho/Canada border. And in between, I saw a lot of cool stuff! I...
  7. fossana

    Deer Creek out-and-back (Grand Canyon NP)

    Well, third time is a charm. After an exhausting week in NYC for work (time difference + inability to sleep through city noise), I took Bert's advice from the weekend prior and attempted to take the winter route to Monument Point and Bill Hall trailhead. Indeed the roads were in fairly good...
  8. Jammer

    Havasu Falls Hike

    I'd never done the Havasu Falls Hike because it always seemed like a bit of a s***show IMHO: the crazy permit system, the exorbitant fees, camping one on top of another, and hoards of obnoxious people all fighting to get the same posed shots for Instagram. But... when I got "lucky" this year...
  9. cmgz

    Kanab Creek via Kwagunt Hollow and Jumpup

    My son had put in for permits for North Bass but nope didn't get them so we decided to try another route for our fall Grand Canyon fix. Starting out by driving in the evening to Sowats point. We had an evening of car camping with a surprise sprinkle of rain then woke up in the morning to start...
  10. Dave

    Havasupai, June 9-13 2015

    Bucket lists are confounding things. Some people fill them full of wishes that will go forever unfulfilled. Others voraciously tackle each item in course, eliminating the sense of a life unlived long before reaching retirement. As a pragmatist, I've never seen much use for bucket lists. Death...
  11. cmgz

    Grand Canyon-Bill Hall Trail to Thunder River and Deer Creek

    Last week three of us did a lollipop loop of about 27 miles. Starting from the Bill Hall Trail at Monument Point, North rim. The week had been rainy and we still weren't convinced of clearing. The original plan was to car camp on the trail head road the night before but it was rainy and cold...
  12. Nick


    I was never that interested in seeing the Grand Canyon. It's like it was too hyped up or something. So many people flocking to the edge of an abyss to stare off into... what? A big canyon? The pictures are pretty and all, but it just never struck me as some place I had to go to NOW. Hiking and...
  13. Vegan.Hiker

    Desert noobs visit Zion and the North Rim

    Zion National Park, UT and the North Rim, AZ June 25th-30th, 2015 I normally prefer to travel solo on my hiking trips with the main exception being when my wife is able to join me. So when Tyne said her work schedule would allow her 5 days to hike with me this June, I jumped at the opportunity...
  14. ram

    Bypass My A** ....Tanner Wash, Grand Canyon 2-20-09

    I now know how to integrate pictures with some of my stories....So periodically I will put the two parts together as one, here on BC. This wild day from 2009 Bypass My Ass by Ram This is a story of a FULL day in the Grand Canyon in February 2009. ‹› ‹› ‹› For many years February had been a...
  15. Scott Chandler

    Spring at Toroweap

    4/12/15 It had been a while since I had been out to Toroweap Overlook on the Grand Canyon. I've always thought it was one of the coolest views around and with my newfound obsession about the big ditch I wanted to see it again. So I mentioned it to my dad and convinced my brother to quote "sit...
  16. cmgz

    South Canyon

    South canyon hike to the Grand Canyon. A steep and rocky hike to a beautiful set of beaches and Vasey's Paradise. I was staying one night. Kept my pack-an ultralight-to 20 lbs with a gallon of water fully loaded. I was really glad as there were scrambles which would have been difficult with...
  17. ram

    Cove Canyon-A 4 day Grand Canyon Adventure 2/8-11/15

    Cove Canyon So when it landed that just two of us were going to be able to go down Cove Canyon in Grand Canyon, we hesitated and considered other options. I am proud to still be toughing it out on the adventure circuit and I think Jenny is too....but this canyon required a 60m rope and then the...
  18. Howells Outdoors

    Canyoneering and Backpacking in the Grand Canyon

    Originally posted on HowellsOutdoors with more photos (and there are a lot of good ones because it's the Grand Freakin' Canyon). A weekend with two national holidays means a lot of adventure, and I did that’s what I did. The crowning part of my weekend was a canyoneering and backpacking trek...
  19. Bob

    Shaman's Panel

    Short hike we did in 2007 to some of the best around: Featured image for home page:
  20. Bob

    Little Colorado River Gorge - Epic Canyon Hike, some Pics

    Way back in 1998, before digital cameras, before lightweight stuff was invented, before packrafts ...... we were one of the few pioneers to through hike from Cameroun, AZ and out to Desert View in GCNP. Very few places to get out.

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