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Grand canyon - grand circle trip - 14 days

 
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Jan 22, 2013 23:57 |  #1

I'm in for 14 days of photographer's paradise.

Zion, arches, canyonlands, grand canyon, petrified forest, de chelly and maybe capital reef.

We're going to try to limit the backpacking trips for one night because neither me or my gf have done a whole lot of backpacking and never been to the desert... or altitude.

I've spent the last 2 weeks booking everything and we're going to be staying in the parks.

Do you have any tips? Photography and general travel in the area.


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Jan 23, 2013 07:46 |  #2

Time of the year you are going? Might be a help to those who have advice to offer


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Jan 23, 2013 12:25 |  #3

find out what spots intrigue you the most during the day and return to them at sunrise/sunset, bring a tripod, and ALOT of water


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Jan 23, 2013 17:26 |  #4

blueM wrote in post #15523621 (external link)
Time of the year you are going? Might be a help to those who have advice to offer

I'm going to be there first half of may.


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Jan 23, 2013 17:50 |  #5

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #15525723 (external link)
I'm going to be there first half of may.

Very good time to go--just before the heavy tourist season hits and you should still have good weather. One thing you probably won't be able to do that time of year is the hike up the Virgin River (Zion Narrows), an incredible experience but the spring runoff will probably be too high.
Temps can be well into the 90's the first week of May--stay hydrated. Bring a GPS/map. Buy Laurent Martes's books on "Photographing the Southwest." Stay on trail, leave no trace. Read Edward Abbey and a book on Everett Reuss. Enjoy our neck of the woods ;).


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Jan 23, 2013 19:26 |  #6

I want to go on "dry" canyoneering day trip in zion.

I'm comfortable climbing and with vertical dimension in general. But I don't want to wade and bother with wetsuits.

Is there something suitable? Rappell down somewhere where it's dry and hike out the same day?


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Jan 24, 2013 08:50 |  #7

I'm not sure how much "dry canyoneering" is available in Zion. Most of the stuff I'm aware of involves water. You could try bogley.com to see if they have any suggestions (an outdoor website mostly focused on canyoneering). I think you would have a better shot at a trip like that around Moab. It was some years ago, but I did a trip with Desert Highlights in Lomatium Canyon and it was pretty much dry (one place we took off our shoes). I don't think they offer that trip anymore, but if you are doing it independently you could look into that one.

Have you been to the southwest before (not sure if places you haven't mentioned you've already visited)? Is your itinerary set in stone? If you are a backpacker, I would strongly consider adding Coyote Gulch in Escalante (there are also some canyoneering trips in Escalante, but I think most involve water).

If you are staying around Zion and haven't been to Bryce, it's worth a day trip or an overnight stay.

If it's at all possible, I would try to squeeze in some time in Page. That's one of my favorite areas (especially if you are willing to get off the beaten path) - a lot of great things to explore and photograph there.

No matter what you choose you'll have a great trip - enjoy!


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Jan 30, 2013 13:16 |  #8

I second checking bogley.com, and you might want to check the "sister" site, climb-utah.com. It's subscription to get to the "good stuff", but well worth it.




  
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Feb 02, 2013 20:06 |  #9

There are roughly 3.2 bazillion slot canyons in the area. You ought to be able to find some that are sufficiently 'interesting,' without being too technical.

Try these links
http://www.americansou​thwest.net/slot_canyon​s/map.html (external link)
http://www.canyoneerin​gusa.com/utah/ (external link)
http://www.toddshiking​guide.com/ (external link)
http://www.archmillenn​ium.net/Slot_Canyon_Sc​enes.htm (external link)

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Feb 02, 2013 22:43 |  #10

There's too many wonderful places to mention here, but I can assure you, the two of you are going ot have a wonderful time!

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Feb 08, 2013 20:19 |  #11

I am eyeing on the grand canyon for years now. I am just amazed with how the formation happened. Share some photos of your shoot here. :)


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Feb 08, 2013 20:24 |  #12

woodriffY wrote in post #15589098 (external link)
I am eyeing on the grand canyon for years now. I am just amazed with how the formation happened. Share some photos of your shoot here. :)

It's quite easy to do and it's not very expensive if you have the gear to camp. And I hear there's a lot of free campsites as well.

Tickets to LA are not expensive
Car rental is a cost
Beyond that is 10 bucks per day for campsites
And I hear there's some sort of train service as well

Booking it all is tedious. But I have a feeling I'll be coming back.
http://www.us-parks.com/the-grand-circle.html (external link)


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Feb 08, 2013 20:45 |  #13

I hope you'll have fun! I've left Montreal with my girlfriend to roadtrip all across Canada and the US, Grand Canyon is indeed in our destination!


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