Shake Down for the Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon, Arizona
Shake Down for the Grand Canyon - Morning on the Colorado River
Shake Down for the Grand Canyon - Jay on the South Rim
Shake Down for the Grand Canyon - The North Rim
Shake Down for the Grand Canyon - Hiking up the Bright Angel Trail (3 Mile Resthouse)
Shake Down for the Grand Canyon - Donovan on his way down the North Kabab Trail

Shake Down for the Grand Canyon Reviews

jaypost jaypost
21 reviews
Oct 29, 2007
Backpacking Gear List – Grand Canyon – Fall 2007


Tent* (or get reservations at Phantom Ranch to sleep in a Bunkhouse or Cabin)

Ground Cloth*

Sleeping Bag (Synthetic or Down)(Not a Slumber Party Sleeping Bag from the 3rd Grade, i.e. the Smirf Bag)

Sleeping Bag Stuff Sack

Sleeping Pad

Backpack with Hip Belt (That All Your Personal Gear can Fit in, Plus Enough Room for Group Gear)

Pack Cover or Large Heavy-Duty Garbage Bags

Stuff Sack or Dirt Bag to be Hanged with Personal Stuff at Night

Food and Snacks for your duration in the canyon (try to get reservations at Phantom Ranch for a Dinner, Breakfast or snack lunch)

Lightweight Backpack Stove*

Pot with Lid (size depends on Group Size)*

Large Cooking/Serving Spoon*

Waterproof Matches or Lighter*

Bowl

Cup

Spoon (I prefer chopsticks)

Pocket Knife/Multi tool*

Water Bottles (at least 3Qt.)

Toothbrush

Toothpaste*

Camp Towel :)

Small Green Scubby Pad (for cleaning dishes)*

Hand Sanitizer or Soap*

Feminine Hygiene Products

Toilet Paper*

Extra Ziploc Baggies

Extra Garbage Bags

Sunscreen*

Small Personal First Aid Kit (with Your Vitamins)

Notepad and Pencil :)

Camera and Film (Have plenty of batteries and memory)*

Flashlight or Headlamp (with Extra Batteries)

Compass

Map*

Whistle (for Safety)

Trekking Poles :)

Yak Traks (small crampons if it gets snow or ice close the to rim of the canyon):)

Hiking Boots (Broken In)

Tennis Shoes (for Camp)(Preferrable closed toed shoes)

2 pair Thick Wool Socks

2-3 pair Liner Socks

2-3 Underwear

1-2 Shorts/Pants

2 Shirts

Sleeping Clothes (Only to be used in bed)

Polypropylene Long Underwear (Top and Bottom)

Fleece or Wool Sweater

Stocking Cap

Fleece or Wool Gloves :)

Wide-Brimmed Hat

Rain Gear (it does rain and snow in the desert, plus it gets windy)

1-2 Bandannas

Money (Phantom Ranch at the bottom has a Canita with snacks, beer, coffee and some supplies)

Smile and Positive Attitude

* = Please Share with a Friend

:) = Optional

Note: Bring as Little Cotton as Possible. Cotton Will Not Insulate While Wet. Try to Use Synthetic or Wool.
Donovan on his way down the North …
The North Rim
Morning on the Colorado River
Hiking up the Bright Angel Trail (…
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shawilltravel says:
THIS IS GREAT HELP, MY HUSBAND AND I PLAN TO GO, WOULD IT BE SAFE TO STAY AT NIGHT? OR, DO THEY HAVE A CAMPING AREA DOWN IN THE CANYON? WE SOLD OUR CAMPER AND BOUGHT A BEACH HOUSE AND HAVE LIVED THERE FOR 12 YEARS, BUT LONGING FOR THE GRAND CANYON. WISH WE KNEW SOME NICE PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE TO HALF THE FUEL AND I AM A GOOD SOUTHERN COOK, PLUS WE HAVE BOTH DRIVEN A TRAILER TRUCK. MY HUSBAND DROVE FOR YEARS, FOR ME I LEARNED TO BE ABLE TO GO, BUT STILL CAN DRIVE A 13 SPEED! SO WE ARE NOT ILL EQUIPPTED BY NO MEANS, PLUS MY HUSBAND CAN WORK ON ANYTHING! SHA
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