Lace up your boots and head into some of the most rugged and isolated country in the world, where the rewards of backcountry hiking are limitless. Hike along the rim, descend into chasms, find clear-running streams springing from rocks, and camp along the Colorado River. Veteran Grand Canyon hiker George Steck outlines nine extended off-trail loop hikes ranging from five to twelve days, and he suggests ways to create many more hikesUse this guide for finding, carrying, and conserving water; performing well in desert heat; nutrition, including recipes; route finding and hiking time between landmarks. If you are ready for an adventure, this book will give you the personal observations, detailed route descriptions, topographic maps, and sound advice you need to plan a safe, extended trip in the Grand Canyon backcountry. (6 X 9, 288 pages, b&w photos, maps, graphs, charts)
About the Author
George Steck is a veteran explorer and hiker whose book Grand Canyon Loop Hikes I was called "a model of readability and usefulness" by Backpacker magazine.
Table of Contents
1) Introduction 2) Comments and Caveats 3) Phantom Creek/Crystal Creek Loop 4) Tuna Creek/Shinumo Creek Loop 5) Sinumo Creek/Tapeats Creek Loop 6) Tapeats Creek/Kanab Creek Loop 7) Tuckup Canyon/Stairway Canyon Loop 8) Hundred and Fifty Mile Loops 9) Nankoweap Creek/Bright Angel Creek Loop 10) Tatahatso Wash/Eminence Break Loop 11) Rider Canyon/South Canyon Loops 12) Further Loop Possibilities
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An excellent reference tool for the VERY experienced backpacker that needs more information than what the NPS provides. This book will inspire quite a few future loop hikes of the Canyon.