This video will help you prepare to hike the Grand Canyon backcountry.
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Arizona ... I don't know where to begin.
Because Arizona warps your sense of perspective.
Backpacking into the Grand
Canyon puts perspective on your place in the universe.
You are apt to pause and
try to absorb the magnitude along a rare easy stretch of the
The Colorado River looks so close from this
spot on the Tanner Trail. "We're almost there," you
allow yourself to think. Then you realize that the scale of
the Grand Canyon's features make the distant look close. That
several hours of hard hiking separate you from the Colorado
So you continue on. Descending.
When you do reach the Colorado
River, you drop your pack and beeline to the river to replenish
your water bottles. River runners provide entertainment
as you do.
The Grand Canyon back country
offers an impressive array of challenges for backpackers.
Ascending the wall out of the Papago Creek bed is one of those
Weary legs beg for a rest
while ascending the Red Canyon trail.
The smile says it all. It
is easy to tell that this man just reached the South Rim,
the upper terminus of the Red Canyon Trail.