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Grand Canyon National Park: Exploring the North and South Rims

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James Lessard Aug 02, 2014 at 06:20 AM

Anyone on board for the September 6th trip? We are looking forward to this, our second RS trip and meeting new friends.
....Jim & Jean Lessard, Brockton, MA

Patricia Tasso Apr 23, 2014 at 10:03 AM

I'll be going to the Grand Canyon on May 31st-June 6th #2805. Just wanted to say "Hi" to my fellow travelers. I'm very excited about my first sight of the Canyon & meeting y'all. See you soon!

nan myrick Feb 26, 2014 at 08:33 AM

I am going solo and would love to hear from others traveling to Grand Canyon May 18th-May 25th. #2804. Thanks much.

nan myrick Feb 26, 2014 at 08:32 AM

I am going solo and would love to hear from others traveling to Grand Canyon May 18th-May 25th. #2804. Thanks much.

nan myrick Feb 01, 2014 at 10:12 AM

My first travel experience.Going solo to 2804.Any one traveling from Virginia or DC area for the may 18th dated trip.

Ann Nachtigal Aug 28, 2013 at 05:28 PM

Going solo to 2804, my first Road Scholar trip, though not first travel experience. Interested in other comments about temperature and walking sticks. What are the best "reads" from the many suggested to be ready to appreciate GC?
Lynn Arnold Sep 03, 2013 at 01:03 PM

Our trip leader provided walking sticks for us to borrow (belonged to NAU)--you might check to see if yours will, too. Very useful for shooing away the annoying rock squirrels who will do anything to get your food...
Herbert Stein Sep 03, 2013 at 05:05 PM

I was on the same trip as Lynn. The temperature was very reasonable at the rims, '80's on the South Rim during the day and '70's on the North rim for the most part. Phoenix and Scottsdale were extremely hot, but we were only there the first and last night. It can get cool at night, particularly on the north rim, down to about 50 and that was in August (week of August 19th). Can't say about the readings, but if you haven't seen the canyon, be prepared for an other worldy experience.
elizabeth hoos Jul 26, 2014 at 07:11 AM

Thank you Herbert very helpful I am going this Oct. 2014

Gerry Chrisman Jul 30, 2013 at 09:17 PM

Carol and I just signed up for the Oct trip. It will be our 16th Road Scholar trip, all in North America except the latest (Best of Ireland this June). Did Yosemite last fall and Utah national parks in 2008. Others have featured whale watching, Yosemite (great!), Utah national parks (also great!), New England maritime tradition, Lewis and Clark, the Everglades, golf, art and music. See you in Scottsdale!
Shirl Schultz Aug 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Looking forward to meeting you two! I will be excited to hear about your other 15 trips! Wow; what a great example you set as well as encouragement for me to schedule more Road Scholar trips!

Shirl Schultz Jul 16, 2013 at 07:25 AM

I am also a solo traveler and this is my first Road Scholar trip. I am signing up for the Oct 1 trip to the Grand Canyon #2804. It would be great to get acquainted with other travelers before the trip.
Emiy Bohn Jul 17, 2013 at 08:54 PM

Shirl, my email address is I would like to hear from you.

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