If you really want the skinny on backpacking the North Rim, off trail, get yourself to this coming Tuesday evening's Southern Arizona Hiking Club meeting in Tucson. Dave Baker, founder and former owner of the Summit Hut will talk about the efforts of a small group of folks to hike the length of Grand Canyon, under the North Rim.
Here's their blurb:
Tuesday MONTHLY PROGRAM 7:00 pm
Pima County Medical Society
5199 E. Farness
(south of Grant, east of Rosemont)
Speaker: Dave Baker
Join Dave Baker as he shares information on how to plan and
enjoy long backpacking trips and highlights from the following:
The Sierra High Route is a splendid 200+ mile, mostly off trail,
hike that more-or-less parallels the John Muir Trail in the Sierra
Nevada. Over a decade ago, Mike Coltrin introduced Dave to
long rugged backpacking loops off the Grand Canyon North Rim.
Dave will discuss a few of these wonderfully challenging and
demanding trips. And a hundred mile backpack last year from
Klondyke, Arizona to the outskirts of Tucson that traversed
almost the length of the Galiuros and included a trip up and over
the Rincon mountains via seldom traveled Espiritu Canyon.
Club T-shirts and patches will be available for sale.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.