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KYnetic Grand Canyon Thanksgiving

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Village

AZ 86023

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Come join us for a post-Thanksgiving celebration in one of the most amazing places in the world.

The Grand Canyon can be quite cold at the top this time of year; well below freezing. The cold crisp air makes for amazing views and absolutely stunning sunsets and sunrises.

Your ticket includes the 4 nights at the campground, your choice of guided hikes, nightly campfires at our group site, and one group dinner.

We will be at Mather Campground in the National Park or just outside in the Kaibab National Forest. This will be a boondocking trip - no hookups are available. Showers are available in the National Park and also in the Grand Canyon Village. They take quarters so bring lots of change.

We will have 3 organized hikes.

Rim Trail - this is a paved trail that winds along the rim of the Canyon, with easy access to overlooks. Dogs on leash are allowed on this trail. We really want to do this at sunset and dress warmly as it gets very cold. This trail is some 13 miles long and we can decide how much of it we do. There are buses that run along the road so we can get on the bus and go back at any overlook.

Mile and a half Resthouse - This is the top section of the Bright Angel Trail. It is the most dramatic section of the trail with switchbacks and exposed views. It is a mile and a half along the trail from the top to the resthouse, but the vertical drop is a thousand feet. That’s a pretty dramatic descent and climb.

Plateau Point - this is an 11 mile round trip with a 3,000’ vertical descent. We end up at Plateau Point, a dramatic overlook into the inner canyon. This hike shares the first mile with the Mile and a half Resthouse hike so we could start as one group. This is a very strenuous hike at high altitude, and the return is all uphill. The Plateau Point Overlook is worth the effort for those in shape to do the hike.

Photography drive - we will have a drive along the rim to the various overlooks.

For the truly daring, we will organize a group skydive over the Canyon. This, of course, is not included in the base price.

We will have a “Friends Giving” dinner at a group site at the campground, with a bonfire and night sky and stories. We will figure out the details as we go. We will provide the group site, the fire, and the turkeys. Sides and such will be pot luck.

We will have stories from the local Havasupai tribe.

And we can always arrange for a dinner at one of the rim restaurants. Those range in price from “beer and burger” $15 dinners to “champagne and filet mignon” $100 a plate so we can figure that out as we go too.

Put this on the calendar and come join us.

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon Village

AZ 86023

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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