This trip is limited to 25 attendees due to limits of the Group C camping spot, which
only allows 25 people. So, I will sign you up in the order I receive your emails.
Couple of things to consider: Come with a flexible outlook on the agenda: things may change. There will be a lot of us (25) camping on a group site, so be flexible. Come prepared to have a good time. I have never planned/managed a Grand Canyon camping trip, so I’m relying heavily on other experts. Thanks, Chuck.
The North Rim Campground is replacing the water line. For this reason, their website
says that camping in 2020 is on a first come first served basis. Luckily I made this
reservation for the Group C site before they made that change. I did call
recreation.gov and they said they are honoring this reservation.
The Group C campground reservation is already made: cost is $200, which will be split among those camping on that spot. Group C only allows 25 people and 3 vehicles. We need to carpool to the North Rim. But there is some overflow parking for cars, so if we do have some additional cars, they could park there. No guarantees, however.
The North Rim Campground is a full service campground with flush toilets, fire rings, and tables. Shower and laundry services are available and there is a general store and gas station within short walking distance. Caveat: I do not know whether all these facilities will be available due to the water line replacement project. Will know more later.
Saturday, June 6, Caravan up together. Leave Phoenix by 8 AM. Based on
who you car pool with, you could leave from someone’s house.
Or, meet at the usual spot: I-17 and Bell, Fry’s Food parking lot.
Sunday, June 7, Widforss Trail hike which goes out 5 miles for a 10 mile
round trip. This is noted as one of the most scenic hikes in all Arizona in an Arizona
Highways 2010 edition. Option to turn back earlier than the 10 miles, as long as
there is a group doing this.
Monday, June 8
Tuesday, June 9
Wednesday, June 10, Pack up camp early. Take the Rim Drive out to Cape Royal and Point Imperial. Lunch on the trail. Drive back to Phoenix.
Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club, Phoenix, Arizona
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updated November 19, 2019