Grand Canyon Grandview Trail on guided hike
May 22, 2023 at 4:47 pm #3781671
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I participated on a guided hike recently on the Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon…May 22, 2023 at 6:47 pm #3781672dirtbagBPL Member
Wow! Awesome trip for sure! Very cool that you got to do this.May 23, 2023 at 7:24 am #3781704Paul WagnerBPL Member
@balzaccomLocale: Wine Country
Lovely photos. Would love to hear more about the hike!May 23, 2023 at 9:24 am #3781711jimmyjamBPL Member
@jimmyjamLocale: Mid Atlantic
Nice pictures! Brings back good memories of a 3 day 2 night the wife and I spent on the mesa exploring. There was only one other couple there so we practically had it all to ourselves. To top it off we had a full moon and the wife swears she saw the ghost of a native American on her midnight pee- she woke me in a panic and had me up with my headlamp searching.May 24, 2023 at 9:29 am #3781779
Pretty sure you can’t see ghosts with a headlamp. So the research shows.
Seriously, the desert is a bit haunting, but in a kind of reassuring way, if that makes any sense. I’m a complete atheist and total nonbeliever in anything supernatural; I like evidence. But you never feel alone in the desert, or the woods. I feel incredibly alone on tundra, unmoored and desperate. Different landscapes affect us differently, I guess.
I loved seeing the stars through my tent mesh or during a bathroom break at night. And camping near water, so much life there! If I were a ghost, it would be a good place to haunt people.May 24, 2023 at 8:07 pm #3781805Steve ThompsonBPL Member
An excellent loop route and intro to non-corridor Grand Canyon hiking. A bit of exposure, sections that go straight down and straight up, and awesome views.
This reports gets me excited as I’ll be moving back to AZ in a couple months. Thanks for sharing.Jun 5, 2023 at 2:25 pm #3782678Nate F.BPL Member
Sounds like an awesome trip! I love desert hikes. How many miles was it and who guided you?Jun 5, 2023 at 4:58 pm #3782694
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