Hiking The Grand Canyon National Park - A Guide to the Best Hiking Adventures on the North & South Rims
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- Author: Ron Adkison, updated by Ben Adkison
- ISBN: 9780762760602
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Probably the biggest change in this guidebook over earlier editions is that it is now printed on glossy pages with beautiful photographs. The book also includes detailed descriptions of the hazards one faces hiking in the Grand Canyon, including not only dehydration but its all too common opposite, water intoxication. Descriptions of services, explanations of how to get a backpacking permit, and a detailed natural history round out the extended introduction to the third edition of this book.
The bulk of the book continues to be devoted to the trails (a fairly loose term: many of the hikes in this book are little more than routes) most of which are outside the main corridor of visitors. On the positive side, users of this book have an excellent chance to experience, if not solitude, substantially fewer crowds than more developed sites. On the downside, this book is mostly directed to experienced backpackers who are in top physical condition and who have the time (and vehicles; 4wd recommended) to access some of these locations. Most visitors to the Grand Canyon do not fall into that category.Read more ›
The time allotted for the hikes is much too conservative for people who are in good condition
The description of Ribbon Falls on the North Rim does not do it justice
Overall, the guide is fantastic.
I love the first chapter of the book, which describes the canyon's history, climate, and geology.
The book focuses on to the trails - most of which are outside the main corridor of visitors.
It was pretty challenging to hike trails described there. I could easily find a trail that was’t crowded or too easy.
I am an experienced hiker, so I was extremely happy about the info the book provides.
The guide is very well organized. The book is compact and easily fit in our backpack. I was carrying it around, taking some notes that I was comparing to the details from the internet.
I would say that it has a good balance between being detailed but reasonable in size and length.
It was a great resource while on our trip.
The guide seems to be very accurate and up to date, but I would suggest double checking the trails and weather with google.
The book is informative and accurate. I would suggest read it and plan your hikes ahead! Also, keep in mind that this book is geared more towards the advanced multi-day backpacker.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Similar comment as the "Grand Canyon companion" book. Not a bad book but doesn't have super details of the 3 trails people really care about (South and North kaibab and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Narasimha Kumar
This is the only guide that details the more obscure trails of the Grand Canyon park. Not much in the way of pictures but there are maps.Published 9 months ago by Philip R
Excellent resource for a first-time hiker. Provides a good overview of expected conditions & the trail systemPublished 9 months ago by DrJ
I'm planning a hike with my son and grandson down to the river, camp at Phantom Ranch and then climb out the next day. This book is full of great ideas.Published 10 months ago by Nathan C. Hastings
I' stille reading it but it seems really complete. It also full of useful indication how to think and how to prepare the hike. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dario
This book was a good resource and companion to "One Best Hike: Grand Canyon" as we plannes our hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Read morePublished 12 months ago by I. Edwards
I purchased this book for a Rim to Rim Hike. It was very informative in preparing for the trip. Only negative is, if you are concerned about weight of your backpack (and you... Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. E. Reynolds
good enough for its purpose. it won't plan your trip out for you, but it is good enough to give you some tipsPublished 16 months ago by Alexander