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by Canyonram
Aug 31 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Hello Hikeaz, Did you have opportunity to look at the report regarding the arrest of the grandfather for child abuse on the BA? http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/canyon-child-endangerment-charged/article_b0995774-6124-5e38-86f8-d0606bcb1c92.html Also, I posted a second link here that...
by Canyonram
Aug 31 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Grand Canyon Fatalities
Topic: Body Discovered Near Tanner Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Body Discovered Near Tanner Beach

NPS press release on the Hiker deceased on the Tanner:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/2011-0 ... -hiker.htm
by Canyonram
Aug 31 2011 10:16 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Part of this thread has centered around the level of authority that the Backcountry staff / Park Rangers have in regards to controlling hikers within the Canyon. A case of child abuse was reported on Aug. 31, 2011 at the Canyon: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/canyon-child-endanger...
by Canyonram
Aug 27 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Where to take 3-yr old on first overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Where to take 3-yr old on first overnight?

BeeBee--You're right---this thread is from 2008. How did it end up at the front end of new posts? Camping with a five-year old might be a tougher chore since a five-year old is smarter than the average grandparent.
by Canyonram
Aug 27 2011 6:22 am
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Where to take 3-yr old on first overnight?
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Where to take 3-yr old on first overnight?

Try pitching the tent in the backyard. The 3-yr. old won't know the difference but you'll find out soon enough if you are up to the challenge of ' camping out' with a 3-yr. old. The real concern is if the adults will be able to tolerate the 3 yr. old and not the 3 yr. old being able to tolerate camp...
by Canyonram
Aug 18 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlesnake photography
Replies: 40
Views: 2932

Re: Rattlesnake photography

Hello Nahimana222, You posed the question about being bitten while photographing rattlesnakes. Here's a 'Wilderness & Environmental Medicine' article from 1997 that looked at the various ways people are bitten when handling snakes. http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/1080-6032/...
by Canyonram
Aug 14 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: recent rattlesnake issues
Replies: 33
Views: 1559

Re: recent rattlesnake issues

Rattlesnakes 'rattle' as a last resort. Their venom is meant to kill their prey---and humans and other large bumbling beasts are not something they can eat. It is a waste of venom to bite something that isn't going to be a meal, one rationale why a good number of rattlesnakes strikes are 'dry.' Afte...
by Canyonram
Aug 12 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Rattlesnake photography
Replies: 40
Views: 2932

Re: Rattlesnake photography

Plenty of rattlesnakes in the designated campgrounds along the Corridor Trails in Grand Canyon (Indian Gardens, Phamtom Ranch-Bright Angel campground, and Cottonwood). Deer mice populations are high due to hiker crumbs and the rattlers congregate in the rocks/vegetation around the campground. The mi...
by Canyonram
Aug 10 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Laurent 'Maverick' Gaudreau and his wife Shirley were two of the more interesting people to live and work at the Canyon. For whatever reason, their lives were cut short with Laurent killing his wife and then committing suicide. It is still a sad mystery as to why this happened. On occassion, 'Maveri...
by Canyonram
Aug 10 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Latest response from the BCO / Grand Canyon to my query regarding the decision-making process on how permits are issued. Mr. Wunner is the Supervisor of the BCO: "Anyone hiking outside the corridor in June, July and August would receive extra attention and their hike would be flagged. Normally your ...
by Canyonram
Aug 10 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: recent rattlesnake issues
Replies: 33
Views: 1559

Re: recent rattlesnake issues

Hayes, William K., Mackessy, Stephen P. “Sensationalistic Journalism and Tales of Snakebite: Are Rattlesnakes Rapidly Evolving More Toxic Venom?” Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 21, no. 1 (2010): 35-45.
PIIS1080603210000608.pdf
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by Canyonram
Aug 09 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Shelter, Bags & Camp
Topic: Alright FINE ..... I think I need some advice .....lol
Replies: 48
Views: 3783

Re: Alright FINE ..... I think I need some advice .....lol

OZZZ, Did you measure your torso length before buying your pack? More expensive packs will come with the ability to adjust to match a range of torso lengths. If your pack is not made for/adjusted to your torso, you'll be uncomfortable carrying it around. Others have the option of a hip belt that can...
by Canyonram
Aug 07 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Road Conditions
Topic: Closures planned for Fossil Creek Road
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Closures planned for Fossil Creek Road

Another article from the Payson local newspaper: http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2011/ ... ar-limits/

A lot of the business operators in Pine/Strawberry want the heavy traffic---restaurant sales, gas, etc. Some in Strawberry want to barricade the road.
by Canyonram
Aug 03 2011 8:00 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Heat Index
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Heat Index

Website with a good description of the Heat Index. Some downloadable spread sheets and pinwheel calculators at the very bottom. The charts include rationale why one Temp + Relative Humidity combination is rated one way while a different Temp + Relative Humidity gets a lower (or higher) danger rating...
by Canyonram
Jul 31 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Here's the response to the question about the decision-making process that I posed to the Grand Canyon Backcountry office. Answer and permission granted to post here provided by Steve Bridgehouse: "I have rarely had to deny permits to hikers. In the instances I have had to deny a permit, I have told...
by Canyonram
Jul 31 2011 8:03 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

As to subjective judgements made for/against you, it happens all the time. Whether it is fair or not is a different matter. (Who got picked first for the playground game of softball? Who got the date with the cute girl/guy? Physically attractive people are rated 'more intelligent' based on their app...
by Canyonram
Jul 30 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Nonot, You do not have anything to back away from because you have said nothing. You make declarative statments about Park policy but then have nothing to support those statements---just because it is your personal opinion about how permits should be handed out doesn't make it official policy. Of co...
by Canyonram
Jul 30 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Nonot, A few years ago I did some training development for the hospitality company at the Canyon. One of the classes I developed was called 'Keep 'Em Safe---How to Protect our Guests.' One of the challenges for the hotel desk staff was how to inform guests to the potential dangers of the Canyon when...
by Canyonram
Jul 30 2011 10:09 am
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

Re: How Not to Hike the Tanner

Hello Nonot, Of course the Backcountry Rangers (BCR) judge hikers as to the fitness/ability level when they apply for a permit, be it walk-in or via mail request. Grand Canyon hikes are kept in a database so the staff can quickly call up your previous experience in the Canyon. They look at your hiki...
by Canyonram
Jul 29 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: South Rim
Topic: How Not to Hike the Tanner
Replies: 40
Views: 3129

How Not to Hike the Tanner

This hiker illustrates the way to NOT hike the Tanner Trail in Grand Canyon. He films himself going down to Cardenas Butte and then thinking the better of the danger of continuing on. He's claims to carry 50-60 lbs of gear, inadequate water for the July weather, no sun protection, starts late in the...

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