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Hi! I'm looking for a hiking partner to do the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim.  I was hoping to do it in September/early October, but my hiking partner had to bail on me and I still really have my heart set on the trip.  It's a 51 mile hike, takes about 20 hours. Quite an adventure! Anyone interested?
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Hi,

I've done R2R2R a couple times and several times R2R...I'm not planning to do it again this year but perhaps in 2014 as I would like to give it a shot running vs just hiking.  Either way is a butt kicker but rewarding experience.

You can try adding your post on this Facebook page and hopefully you can find a reliable partner.  The name of the group is Grand Canyon R2R2R! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/82250424315/

Best of luck!
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I have planned trip Sunday Oct 5th (2013) North Kaibab to South Bright Angel...but not back. Have hotel reservations on both sides. Not exactly what you wanted but close. I have Sag support....my wife will drive from north to south. Not sure it will scratch your itch but if there is interest let me know.
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I am thinking about doing this hike in early Oct but want to like 5 days to do.  I'd like to start on the north rim and camp at the bottom/half way up the south slope/on the south rim/at the bottom/ and then out/somewhere on the north slope coming out.  Maybe a very slow pace, but I am in no hurry.

Exact dates not set yet.  I am retired, 64 and have the time.


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I am thinking about doing this hike in early Oct but want to like 5 days to do.  I'd like to start on the north rim and camp at the bottom/half way up the south slope/on the south rim/at the bottom/ and then out/somewhere on the north slope coming out.  Maybe a very slow pace, but I am in no hurry.

Exact dates not set yet.  I am retired, 64 and have the time.

"Time" is easy... backcountry permits, not so much.

October permit lottery was May 1st.  To score a walk-in permit, you may need to spend a week at the rim inching your way up the waitlist line.  Rangers patrol the corridor camps for permits every single day and will make you hike out if you don't have one.  Just an FYI.


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I am thinking about doing this hike in early Oct but want to like 5 days to do.  I'd like to start on the north rim and camp at the bottom/half way up the south slope/on the south rim/at the bottom/ and then out/somewhere on the north slope coming out.  Maybe a very slow pace, but I am in no hurry.

Exact dates not set yet.  I am retired, 64 and have the time.

"Time" is easy... backcountry permits, not so much.

October permit lottery was May 1st.  To score a walk-in permit, you may need to spend a week at the rim inching your way up the waitlist line.  Rangers patrol the corridor camps for permits every single day and will make you hike out if you don't have one.  Just an FYI.

Wow- May 1 to get a permit for October.  Wow!

Maybe I'll just hang out longer in Zion and Bryce.


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I am thinking about doing this hike in early Oct but want to like 5 days to do.  I'd like to start on the north rim and camp at the bottom/half way up the south slope/on the south rim/at the bottom/ and then out/somewhere on the north slope coming out.  Maybe a very slow pace, but I am in no hurry.

Exact dates not set yet.  I am retired, 64 and have the time.

"Time" is easy... backcountry permits, not so much.

October permit lottery was May 1st.  To score a walk-in permit, you may need to spend a week at the rim inching your way up the waitlist line.  Rangers patrol the corridor camps for permits every single day and will make you hike out if you don't have one.  Just an FYI.

Wow- May 1 to get a permit for October.  Wow!

Maybe I'll just hang out longer in Zion and Bryce.

I misspoke... the October lottery was June 1st (i.e. 4 months in advance.)  Sorry!  Though it wouldn't make much difference at this point.  October's prime hiking time at the Canyon.

There's great hiking away from the corridor trails that may still have permits, especially if you're going to be on the North Rim.  Try giving the Backcountry Office a call(928) 638-7875 or email grca_bic@nps.gov.


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Maybe I am weak and cowardly, but I could never go R2R and definately never R2R2R. I went down 5,000 feet to the river and my knees were killing me. Never again. The idea of descending 5,000 ft, then ascending 5,000 ft in one day. No thank you. You R2R people have fun, me , never.
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First time I did R2R, I witnessed how serious the rangers are ref. a camping permit.

A 3-generation non-camping-permit family group (oldest approx. 70, youngest approx. 12) were ordered around dusk to start hiking out (from Indian Gardens).

Nice thing about doing R2R's (without camping)  is that no permit is required.


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Maybe I am weak and cowardly, but I could never go R2R and definately never R2R2R. I went down 5,000 feet to the river and my knees were killing me. Never again. The idea of descending 5,000 ft, then ascending 5,000 ft in one day. No thank you. You R2R people have fun, me , never.

And? You came to a hiking partner thread to talk negatively about someone's ambitions? THAT is the where the weakness comes in.

Me, I did R2R with a 45 lb. pack in one day, and I'd do it again if I were through-hiking the AZT again.


Enjoy, all aspiring R2Rimmers; or, R2R2Rimmers.


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I am thinking about doing this hike in early Oct but want to like 5 days to do.  I'd like to start on the north rim and camp at the bottom/half way up the south slope/on the south rim/at the bottom/ and then out/somewhere on the north slope coming out.  Maybe a very slow pace, but I am in no hurry.

Exact dates not set yet.  I am retired, 64 and have the time.

RedDoug, I like your plan, and for folks who've never hiked R2R (and clicked on this thread), I'd like to encourage them to consider something similar for their first R2R or R2R2R....(my guess is the posters who are looking for partners are seeking folk who've done R2R at least once???).

I don't think frmrtd was discouraging folks, just mainly alerting first-timers that R2R's are very demanding, especially on the knees.

My advice is to take your time on your first crossing. Enjoy the lemonade at Phantom Ranch. Try to reserve a hot breakfast. Dangle your feet in the cold water.  Take in Ribbon Falls. Spend 2-3 days hiking it 1-way...then, maybe a couple of days hiking back across.

Then, on another, later trip, join up with other experienced R2R's, and do a 1-day'er.


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I hurt my knee (which had previously bothered me) going down into the GC. The ranger called it "canyon knee" and the orthopedist called it a torn meniscus. Surgery fixed it just fine, but I don't think I'm headed back to the GC.

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Would like to do R2R again in Oct, 3 times in past. Prefer 4-5 days one way to explore and enjoy
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