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Re: Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
Be careful with Steck and Butchart. Their route descriptions are deliberately vague, in that "if you don't know what I mean, you don't belong there" way. They assume that you kno...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
February 11, 1:14am

Re: R2R mid-June South to North
I'm a Tripadvisor DE for GCNP and I think I'm the picture of realistic! I would drive to the NR, park my car and take the Trans-Canyon shuttle to the SR and spend the night. Plan on a p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » R2R mid-June South to North
February 11, 12:55am

Re: Consider the responsibility for replacing damaged luggage contents
>> It is my understanding that in the case of luggage damaged in transit, airlines are responsible for the replacement of the contents, NOT the luggage itself. That's dependent on the ...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 06, 11:17am

Re: how much would you spend to save weight
At this point, nothing. My 3-season base weight is right around 11LB and I'm really comfortable with that. It includes "luxuries" like a Kindle, camera, a pot *and* a mug, change of ...

In GEAR » how much would you spend to save weight
February 06, 11:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
>> My responsibility was to figure out how to drink some water :) OK, but as you may have gleaned from some of the responses, the route matters a lot. If you're doing something like E...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 06, 9:13am

Re: Re: 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
>> UL philosophy is really taking a beating here...taking "extra bags" and "just in case"...blasphemy!!! IMO, using appropriate luggage for airport/mass transit travel ...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 05, 3:32pm

Re: 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
I think most airports use computer-managed baggage handling systems these days, so it's not necessarily the human baggage-handlers you have to worry about. We had a pretty burley suitcase get ...

In GEAR » 150 D Cuben Hybrid Material vs. Airline Baggage Handlers and Daily Off Trail Travel
February 05, 12:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
I hope you plan to have a little better idea than "I think" before you head out. You know that 80 miles in 5 days in the Canyon is a pretty aggressive itinerary, right? You should kno...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 10:58am

Re: You're right!
Jamie, I think your revisions are smart. Here's the thing I had to remind myself when my son was younger (he's now 16.) If you're the only adult hiking with a child, you need to thi...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 05, 9:42am

Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
Depends on the source. Are you planning on perennial/seasonal creeks, water pockets/puddles, Colorado River...?

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 9:38am

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