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Grand Canyon Hiking can be one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of a lifetime. But no hike in the canyon is easy: the terrain is steep, dry and rugged. This channel is designed to help you plan for and enjoy your hike into the canyon's harsh, yet fragile, environment. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Music Store

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park Service

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Grand Canyon Hiking can be one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of a lifetime. But no hike in the canyon is easy: the terrain is steep, dry and rugged. This channel is designed to help you plan for and enjoy your hike into the canyon's harsh, yet fragile, environment. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Music Store

    Lightning Safety at Grand Canyon

    Lightning Safety at Grand Canyon

    Summer thunderstorms (July through September) provide beauty, excitement, and much needed water to Grand Canyon, but they also bring risk. Dangerous, potentially deadly, lightning accompanies thunderstorms. Practicing basic safety precautions can help you reduce risk.

    • 5 min
    Hiking in the Heat (TWEET to Beat the Heat!)

    Hiking in the Heat (TWEET to Beat the Heat!)

    Some tips for hiking in the extreme heat of the inner Grand Canyon; tips that can mean the difference between an enjoyable hike and a potentially fatal one.

    • 10 min
    June 2013 Update: Backcountry Information Center

    June 2013 Update: Backcountry Information Center

    Learn about Grand Canyon National Park's the Backcountry Information Center and how to obtain trip planning information and how to apply for a permit.

    • 7 min
    Intro to Hiking Grand Canyon - 20 Minute Audiocast (from video)

    Intro to Hiking Grand Canyon - 20 Minute Audiocast (from video)

    This is an audio podcast made from the soundtrack of Hiking Info Video.

    Hiking in the Grand Canyon is so demanding that even people in excellent condition often emerge sore and fatigued. Yet small children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities have successfully hiked the canyon.

    A hike into the Grand Canyon will test your physical and mental endurance. Know and respect your limitations. Moderation is the key to an enjoyable hike. If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. Backcountry travelers must have their permit in their possession while in the backcountry. Once a camp is established, the permit must be attached to a pack, tent, or other equipment in plain view so it can be easily checked by rangers.

    Permits are valid only for the trip leader, itinerary, number of people, and dates specified on the permit. Permits for all overnight backcountry use must be obtained through the Backcountry Information Center at Grand Canyon National Park. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm

    • 20 min
    • video
    1) Preparation - Hiking Grand Canyon Video

    1) Preparation - Hiking Grand Canyon Video

    Part 1 of the video tells you how to prepare for your hike or backpacking trip.

    Hiking in the Grand Canyon is so demanding that even people in excellent condition often emerge sore and fatigued. Yet small children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities have successfully hiked the canyon.

    A hike into the Grand Canyon will test your physical and mental endurance. Know and respect your limitations. Moderation is the key to an enjoyable hike. If you wish to camp anywhere in the park, other than in developed campgrounds on the North Rim, South Rim, or Tuweep, you must obtain a permit from the Backcountry Information Center. Backcountry travelers must have their permit in their possession while in the backcountry. Once a camp is established, the permit must be attached to a pack, tent, or other equipment in plain view so it can be easily checked by rangers.

    Permits are valid only for the trip leader, itinerary, number of people, and dates specified on the permit. Permits for all overnight backcountry use must be obtained through the Backcountry Information Center at Grand Canyon National Park. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm

    • 8 min
    • video
    2) Your Hike - Hiking Grand Canyon Video

    2) Your Hike - Hiking Grand Canyon Video

    Part 2 of the video tells shows an backpacking trip in progress and what to do when faced with a variety of situations and encounters during your hike or backpacking trip.

    A Grand Canyon hike can be one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of a lifetime. But no hike in the canyon is easy: the terrain is steep, dry and rugged. This video is designed to help you plan for and enjoy your hike into the canyon's harsh, yet fragile, environment.

    Permits are valid only for the trip leader, itinerary, number of people, and dates specified on the permit. Permits for all overnight backcountry use must be obtained through the Backcountry Information Center at Grand Canyon National Park. For more information, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/backcountry-permit.htm

    • 9 min

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