Layer It Up!: Grand Canyon Weather in May

We hiked the Grandview Trail on the 5th and 6th of May with an overnight at Horseshoe Mesa campground. The weather couldn’t have been better. After reading info on the National Park Service (NPS) site about hiking in the “summer,” we thought we’d have to worry about the heat, but that wasn’t nearly the case…

Water On The Trail & The Katadyn Hiker Pro Filter

Our first experience with a natural water source was at Page Spring, located off the Grandview Trail at the Grand Canyon. On the hike down, we each had a 3L water bladder in our packs, plus another 1.4L each in REI Wide-Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottles with water and Gatorade mix, and another 3-4L of water…

A Hot Meal on the Trail, & Coffee too!

There’s only so much trail mix and dried fruit one can eat before getting sick of it. And after a long hike, there’s nothing better than a hot meal. Before going on our three night trip at the Grand Canyon, which included one overnight backpacking excursion, we researched all sorts of hikers stoves and compact cook systems…

Grand Canyon: “…Torturous Paradise.”

“After your first experience backpacking in the Grand Canyon you will be left with one of two reactions: either you will never hike again in your life, or you will find that your life up to this moment has been meaningless, and you will be forever enslaved by thoughts of returning to this torturous paradise.”…