THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO HIKE INTO THE GRAND CANYON
National Best Books 2007 Award in the Travel:Guides Category!
2008 Benjamin Franklin Book Award in the Recreation/Sports Category!
Best First Book by New Publisher in the Arizona Book Publishing Association's 2008 Book Awards!
2008 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Travel/Travel Guides Category!
Have you ever wondered just what it takes to hike into the Grand Canyon? It is one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, and the only way to really see it in all its splendor is by going below the rim. On a partly cloudy day when the clouds cause shadows to undulate in, out, and around the multi-colored rock formations it is incomparable in its beauty. To venture and explore into the canyon is to gain a fresh perspective that very few of the nearly five million visitors each year ever dare to undertake.
This book is a common sense guide written especially for the first time day hiker or backpacker wanting to explore the Grand Canyon. It includes information on the kind of equipment one needs, how to apply for permits, rules and restrictions, trail descriptions, and other tips - all geared to the most popular, easily accessible, and only maintained trails into the canyon - the Central Corridor Trails (Bright Angel, South Kaibab and North Kaibab Trails). All other trails into the canyon are considered wilderness (unmaintained) trails, require advanced route finding skills, and are not recommended for first-time canyon hikers. Currently, no other hiking book focuses exclusively on these most popular and accessible trails. Information in the book is presented by first time author Brian Lane in a clear, concise, and entertaining manner, featuring full color maps and over fifty photos, providing the reader with a real sense of what it takes to hike the canyon.
Hikernut's Grand Canyon Companion is a must read for anyone thinking about hiking into the canyon!
Also...be sure to visit the author's Grand Canyon Hiker's Blog for updated information at: aSenseofNature.com