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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 1, 2018 - 10:34am PT
Yes, thanks for the share, Jerry. Magnificent spread!
spazzer

climber
Mar 1, 2018 - 05:04pm PT
Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Mar 1, 2018 - 09:43pm PT
Grand Canyon, wow, what an awesome and endlessly big place. I've not spent any time there, but would love a good backpacking recommendation that involves some nice off-trail or primitive trail hiking...??

I've done a fair amount of canyon hiking and exploring in UT including technical stuff, but non in GC. Should I pick up Rudow's book (or is it Todd Martin's?) and pick, or does somebody have a great idea? Love to hike down to the bottom and back out on a non-standard, classic route.

I am hoping to be there in the second week of May..seems like there are too many options...

My email address here does not work but could provide if prompted...

Dave
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 4, 2018 - 11:18am PT
Dave - I love the UPS Route for a short trip, day in, day out to the river. For longer (5-7 days depending on where you finish) and a full dose of the canyon the Escalante route is pretty much a trail now, but is rated one of the best backpacks in America. I did it in 6 days from Tanner to South Kaibab and only saw humans on day one, day six and when I camped below Horseshoe mesa.

Todds book is good, but the internet has 90% of the info. The Grand Canyon Backpackers Assoc listserv is a great resource, Todd and Rich both participate along with many other seasoned experts.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 4, 2018 - 11:46am PT
Credit: tradmanclimbs
The rental. had it rained we would still be out there ;)
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 4, 2018 - 11:59am PT
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thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Mar 4, 2018 - 12:47pm PT
yea, though I row through the valley of the shadow of Choss...
yea, though I row through the valley of the shadow of Choss...
Credit: thebravecowboy
Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Mar 6, 2018 - 10:32pm PT
J Beck,
Thanks for the information on Escalante route..looks great.

Am thrilled to finally spend some time in the big Kahuna...

Dave
spazzer

climber
Mar 7, 2018 - 07:41pm PT
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 8, 2018 - 09:04am PT
bump for ditch pix
Mike.

climber
Mar 8, 2018 - 09:25am PT
A friend has convinced me that this is a good idea.

Schillings gets it done
Schillings gets it done
Credit: J. Schillings

S. Morris destroys again
S. Morris destroys again
Credit: S. Morris


The AZT takes Bright Angel to North Rim. No tires touching the ground, disassembled, or else. Why TF not, it's only 20 out of 800 miles.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Mar 8, 2018 - 12:15pm PT
unorthodox canyon crossings, the bike is cool.

The guys that made the movie Unbranded rode broken mustangs through the canyon on their ride from Mexico to Canada, with permission I presume. The North Kaibab gets pretty serious in spots, I would not want to be perched on a skittish free spirited horse in some spots.

North Kaibab on previously wild horses
North Kaibab on previously wild horses
Credit: Jon Beck


Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 8, 2018 - 05:45pm PT
One word; mules.
spazzer

climber
Mar 15, 2018 - 04:34pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 15, 2018 - 04:58pm PT
N Kaibab on a horse? A mouse runs out and yer history!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 15, 2018 - 05:17pm PT
would not worry about a mouse but a snake would certainly get a horses attention.
spazzer

climber
Mar 25, 2018 - 04:42pm PT
Hey doods... stop commenting on routes you haven't done!
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 13, 2018 - 03:13pm PT
headwaters of the big river, after the Boulder-Grand Traverse
headwaters of the big river, after the Boulder-Grand Traverse
Credit: thebravecowboy


Bump for that old man ribbah, he jes keep rollin' on.
Mike.

climber
Dec 13, 2018 - 05:12pm PT
Hey doods... stop commenting on routes you haven't done!


Credit: Mike.

Credit: Mike.


Since I'm allowed to comment now: eat me, bro : )


vv Nut, canyon portage requires bike be disassembled. Riding not legal. Part of the AZ Trail.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Dec 13, 2018 - 08:15pm PT
That would be wild to be back there on a bike once you get past the carrying it part!

OK, I'll go through my pics from earlier this year and find some nice ones...
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