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#52333 - 10/06/17 02:08 PM Grand Canyon R2R2R 8 Oct
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 367
Loc: Wildomar
Just got my laundry done from our Whitney/Disneyland trip and I'm packed to head out Saturday morning for the Grand Canyon. Last minute switch to the Bright Angel TH. Partly because I've never done it and partly because it has additional water stops. But it's longer. The "goal" is 16 hours, but we aren't firm on that. Going with my brother who is a long distance trail runner and Boston qualifier. My only cred is I've done it before and I can embrace the suck.

I'll try to remember to post a Spot link. We hit the trail sometime Sunday morning.............................DUG

Oh and it's a Rim to Rim to Rim and not Rim to River to Rim.

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#52341 - 10/07/17 07:40 PM Re: Grand Canyon R2R2R 8 Oct [Re: DUG]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 367
Loc: Wildomar
At the hotel. 0345 wake up, 0445 start to avoid mules. Weather report says 31 degrees at the start and 91 at the canyon bottom. ...................DUG

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#52346 - 10/09/17 04:40 PM Re: Grand Canyon R2R2R 8 Oct [Re: DUG]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 367
Loc: Wildomar
Finished safely. Using Bright Angel was tougher than I had thought it might be, and my legs were jello from taking my daughter fro Whitney to the Matterhorn only a few days before.

No time to rest, working on the logistics of a Telescope Peak from Shorty's Well hike.............................DUG

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#52347 - 10/09/17 09:03 PM Re: Grand Canyon R2R2R 8 Oct [Re: DUG]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
U R certifiably crazy!
...but good luck! smile

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#52349 - 10/10/17 08:14 AM Re: Grand Canyon R2R2R 8 Oct [Re: DUG]
RichardK Offline


Registered: 11/06/09
Posts: 82
Loc: East Coast Florida
Whitney followed by R2R2R followed by Telescope Peak from Shorty's Well. Save something for Everest!!

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#52350 - 10/10/17 08:56 AM Re: Grand Canyon R2R2R 8 Oct [Re: RichardK]
DUG Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 367
Loc: Wildomar
Originally Posted By: RichardK
Whitney followed by R2R2R followed by Telescope Peak from Shorty's Well. Save something for Everest!!


I don't know how soon Telescope Peak will follow these last two. It's tough trying to get the band back together and then we need a perfect weather window. I'm going to to Death Valley in a day or two to hike to the peak from the campgrounds and to drive the first 8 miles of Jeep road. Then I'll report my findings and see if I can get any of my usual hiking friends to tag along for the whole trip.....................................DUG

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