In this podcast we share 5 important tips on what you should know before backpacking down into the Grand Canyon. People often make mistakes when underestimating just how hard the hike will be. Especially if you are backpacking to the Colorado River.

First: Always refer to the Grand Canyon NPS site for info and permits before you go. Plan and Prepare is the key. It’s your responsibility to make sure you understand everything that there is to know about the Grand Canyon before you assume anything.

Second: Just because you are going with a guided service, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your due diligence.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Ariane talks about how small you become when you are in the Grand Canyon

Scott & Ariane explains what caching your water means and why

1 mile per hour is about average

Surprise Valley…it’s a surprise

If you have stories about your Grand Canyon adventure or have any questions, please post them here. We would love to hear from you.

Scott Janz

I created TheBackpackerTV because of my passion for the outdoors and seeing nature up close and personal. To inspire, and share all of our experiences so we can bring people closer to the wonders and awe of the outdoors.

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Scott and Ariane

With over 20 years of backpacking experience. Scott & Ariane have traveled all across the USA and have hiked some of the hardest trails. Ariane, who started as an Ice Climber, and Scott who has taught backpacking for 10 years, want to teach new people how to enjoy the outdoors. Between their Backpacking Basics Class, or their Backpacking Bootcamp class, we will teach you all you need to know.

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