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Date Saturday  3/23/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Grand Canyon Backpack
Status Unknown
Leader Timothy Musil
Member Price $442.00
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
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Dates: March 23 – 30, 2013
Cost: $442
As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Grand Canyon National Park waits to be explored by the adventurous backpacker. Join fellow club members as we discover the canyon’s hidden treasures. The Park Service has approved our hiking route, which will descend the canyon’s south rim via the Tanner Trail and explore along the Escalante and Beamer Trails. Campsites for the first three nights will use various locations along the Colorado River. The last night will be a dry camp as we ease the climb out of the canyon by hiking out over two days. This is a remote, rugged, and highly scenic area of the Grand Canyon that showcases the beauty of the canyon’s colorful layers of rock.
The group will carpool from Denver and car camp the first two nights at the Mather Campground near Grand Canyon Village. The second day will feature short dayhikes on trails along the park’s south rim, and optional visits to the shops and visitor centers in the village. We then backpack for 5 days/4 nights, experiencing up close the fascinating geology that makes this national park so famous. After hiking out we begin the drive back home, staying at a motel along the way (shared lodging).
Participants must be experienced backpackers and able to hike up to 10 miles per day at a moderate pace. All hiking between campsites will be on trail, with the first day involving a descent of 4,650 feet. Time will be available most days for optional exploration which may include off-trail travel. Trip cost covers all expenses except food. Required pretrip meeting a couple weeks before departure. Limited to 9 participants. Full payment of $442 ($75 nonrefundable) due upon registration. 


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Trip leader has previous Grand Canyon backpacking experience. For more information or to check space availability, contact Tim Musil (303) 384-3521 or tmusil@comcast.net, or complete and send the form below and the leader will contact you.

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