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131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
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Slaton Whatley
(AlpinistoOutdoors)

Locale: Catalinas, Saguaro, Grand Canyon
131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon on 03/26/2014 19:40:15 MDT Print View

Hey everyone!

Back in mid-February myself and 2 friends did a thru-hike style hike of the Tonto Trail, Escalante Route, and Beamer Trail in 15 awesome days. Starting at the South Bass Trail Head and hiking all the way to the Little Colorado River Confluence, and back a little! It was probably the best trip I've ever done!

It was a really long trip so I wrote 3 sections that were broken up similarly to our food caches and re-rations in the Canyon.

Take a look and let me know what you think. You can read it here:

http://anultralightlife.com/

There are 3 sections!

Sharon J.
(squark) - F

Locale: SF Bay area
Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon on 03/27/2014 13:07:12 MDT Print View

Only read Part 1 so far, but wanted to say how much Im enjoying it, and great photography!

Slaton Whatley
(AlpinistoOutdoors)

Locale: Catalinas, Saguaro, Grand Canyon
Thanks! on 03/28/2014 09:30:09 MDT Print View

Thanks Sharon! I know it's long but it was just so much to say! Hope you enjoy the rest of it!

Kevin Buggie
(kbuggie) - M

Locale: NW New Mexico
Re: Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon on 03/28/2014 10:50:22 MDT Print View

Thanks for posting a good read!

Edited by kbuggie on 03/28/2014 11:03:24 MDT.

robert van putten
(Bawana) - F

Locale: Planet Bob
Thanks for sharing on 03/28/2014 11:01:01 MDT Print View

Oh man, I gotta find the time to read yer report!
My wife and I did a short four night grand canyon trip in February, our first time down there.

Now I'm reading Fletchers "The Man Who Walked Thru Time", a similar trip to yours in some respects.
I'd love to do this trip solo some day.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon on 03/28/2014 17:09:51 MDT Print View

Awesome.

Slaton Whatley
(AlpinistoOutdoors)

Locale: Catalinas, Saguaro, Grand Canyon
The Man Who Walked Through Time on 03/28/2014 21:25:13 MDT Print View

Hi Robert! Thanks for the kind words! That's a great book and one that can provide a lot of inspiration for trips! I would recommend checking out The Grand Obsession as well. Amazing book.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon on 03/28/2014 23:37:46 MDT Print View

Good stuff. The Tonto is pretty smooth hiking and looks like you had some cloud cover w/decent temps by the layers usually shown (only hiked the Tonto with a heatwave myself).