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by Canyonram
Oct 30 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

More ass clogging up the Canyon corridor trails:

https://www.williamsnews.com/news/2020/ ... ing-burro/
by Canyonram
Oct 29 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

One wonders how that living Ken doll even managed to snag a GC overnight permit considering the planning process involved. Permit? We don't need a permit. We don't need no stinkin' permit! When I first saw this video I contacted the BCO and let them know about it. Leaving gear behind like that on t...
by Canyonram
Oct 29 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@wildwesthikes Thanks for posting the Youtube link. The narrator says at 3:35 “Leave any man who inconveniences you behind” and then his partner explains his health status/blisters and the narrator films the bruising near his knee. Then gets left behind. Yikes. One of my favorite Youtube vids is fr...
by Canyonram
Oct 28 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

I’ve been reading and researching Grand Canyon since my aunt gave me a copy of ‘Brighty of Grand Canyon’ for my birthday and I wrote my 3rd grade book report. That interest continues to this morning when I logged on to my ‘Search’ account via the University of Illinois of the academic journals that ...
by Canyonram
Oct 27 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@ShatteredArm "Not sure how to make this more clear: they would deal with the issue the same way they would were they merely walking across the Tonto." You are welcome to ridicule and dismiss my comments with a one-sentence slam and earn a few ‘Likes’ with the put-down. That said, please give your ...
by Canyonram
Oct 25 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@ShatteredArm My question is: How do runners deal with the issue of supplying themselves with water while on a backcountry route across the Tonto? Not sure how to make that more clear??? Let’s take the Margert Bradley death in 2004 as a starting point. Here’s a good summary article in the LA Times ...
by Canyonram
Oct 25 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@hikeaz I have no allusions that my preferred method of engaging the Canyon is the 'right' way. The Canyon is big enough to accommodate us all. Pre-Covid-19, visitation at Grand Canyon was approaching 6 million (5.5 at the South Rim, 0.5 million at the North Rim). Of course not all the visitors tak...
by Canyonram
Oct 23 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

Prefer to base camp over at the Tusayan Best Western and then do a long day of power hiking. Good line---base camp at the Best Western. Close to an assured watering hole. When you do your day hikes, what is your method of going down---a run, hiking pace, or do you power on both the descent and asce...
by Canyonram
Oct 23 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@ShatteredArm I also know people who have run all of Tonto Trail, and two people I know of have run R2R via South Bass and North Bass. I've also seen a few people run much of the Escalante Route. I'm curious how these runners cope with the need for water. Are they hiking it down first, then doing th...
by Canyonram
Oct 23 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

big_load wrote:Condor droppings are something to behold as well, but unfortunately not enough deterrent to such crowds.
Urohidrosis
by Canyonram
Oct 18 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

@SpiderLegs You got me thinking about some broad defintions for the different types of people showing up for their adrenaline fix at the Canyon. What do you think of this first draft characterization of runners, backpackers, and climbers? For runners: Distance covered has to be the same for all. Ho...
by Canyonram
Oct 16 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

Over the years the Canyon has been host to a lot of different people with their own agenda as to what they expect to get out of the experience. I guess the big issue is how the various participants will tolerate each other as they go for their own goals. I was one of the ‘Baby Boomers’ who showed up...
by Canyonram
Oct 13 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Rim to Rim
Topic: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday
Replies: 74
Views: 2176

Re: 430+ Doing R2R Last Saturday

Ultrarunner and author Davy Crockett in Jan 2020 published a 5-part series on Grand Canyon/Rim-to-Rim. Lots of great history/old photos, etc in the series. The podcast for each section is a good listen. Part 5 covers the different ultrarunners. His articles---that go out to the ultrarunner community...
by Canyonram
Oct 06 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.

@nonot
Great list.

Butchart used the phrase 'sporty' when describinng his more extreme routes. It means, "Good God---you want me to go that way!"
by Canyonram
Oct 06 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.

@ShatteredArm
Thanks for calling out my misstatement. I apologize. Your initial post to the OP provided some good info. I should have said: “Do you have any additional advice for the OP or is it your intent to simply troll my responses to the forum?”
by Canyonram
Oct 06 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.

@ShatteredArm I wrote an entire book "Survivng Grand Canyon: It's All About Water" that deals with drinking water requirements while hiking the Canyon. I analyzed the popular trail guides for their water recommendations---most repeated the prescription to 'drink a gallon a day.' The NPS has only re...
by Canyonram
Oct 06 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.

@chumley But it makes me wonder why you decided to spoil the unique pleasure of the OP with your reply. The OP was not seeking a unique experience. He asked for MapQuest directions for this trail and some suggestions as to what to do with an extra day. I provided him with some answers and suggestion...
by Canyonram
Oct 05 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.

LOL. Looks like I have made some enemies and gathered some mule dung on my hiking boots during the process. Chumley is right in regards to my trip reports. I don’t post trips, photos, etc. I was called out a few years ago by the moderator for not adding to that part of the forum content. When I firs...
by Canyonram
Oct 05 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 809

Re: Nankoweap Drive, Starting Point, Etc.

You didn’t mention your start date. In that case, the North Access 89A-BLM 8910 is considered year round (still weather dependent). It begins at a lower elevation and less concern for early snow. It has more traffic (if you can use that phrase for this isolated place) in case you have car trouble. C...
by Canyonram
Sep 13 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Grand Canyon Forum
Topic: Silver Bridge closure
Replies: 38
Views: 1411

Re: Silver Bridge closure

@chumley Here’s some facts for you. 99.6% is the concentration of oxalic acid used to clean wooden decks and remove rust from metal structures. At first glance, 99.6% looks to match the percentage of your responses on the forum that are three sentences or less in length. Shorter if you judge on inf...

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