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Jean T. Sep 20, 2014 at 02:51 AM

Road Scholar Staff: I've been reading some other websites with reports of terrible animal abuse in the Supai Village and in the treatment of the mules who carry gear up and down the trail. Malnourishment, open sores leaving blood on the trail, no water, mules literally worked to death. Are these the animals who will be hauling our gear?

Linda Hubert Sep 18, 2014 at 08:55 PM

I need a roommate for the trip leaving Nov 1 to avoid paying the single supplement. I do not snore, do not hog the bathroom and need coffee first thing in the morning. Please email me if you have an interest in sharing and we can connect further. Thank you.

Mark Garrison Sep 18, 2014 at 04:28 PM

Two recommended books, "I Am the Grand Canyon" and "We Are an Indian Nation" are worthwhile for an understanding of the history of the two Indian tribes who will be our hosts. The first, about the Havasupai, is readable with much first hand information. The one about the Hualapai is dense with academic jargon but also useful. Both help understand the long and bitter struggle the two tribes fought for recognition and autonomy. New subject: As mentioned in a [previous post, I'm doing the 10/19 program. I will then continue on the Death Valley/Valley of Fire program beginning Oct 27 in Las Vegas. Anyone else?
Jean T. Sep 20, 2014 at 12:57 AM

I've started reading "I Am the Grand Canyon." It's interesting so far. My friend and I are also doing the 10/19 program and flying in and out of Vegas. Sounds like you're doing a sidetrip to Sedona, so carpooling probably wouldn't work out. Looking forward to this incredible sounding trip. Hope the area avoided flood damage.
Mark Garrison Sep 20, 2014 at 07:43 AM

I've never been to Sedona, so just spending three nights, no plans except to except to check out the scenery. Happy To carpool if that interests you and your friend.

Mark Garrison Jun 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

I'm doing the 10/19, driving from Las Vegas to Sedona, then to Peach Springs 10/19 for beginning of this program, then return to Las Vegas at the end. Happy to have company either part or both.

Jane Engle Mar 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

I'm going to give it a try. I hiked the Utah parks without difficulty (though Angels Landing was closed due to ice). I'm fit; exercise daily; hike about 8 miles (elevation gains 1500-2000') weekly. Gonna give it a good try and wouldn't have signed up if I didn't think I could do it. But who knows?
Maurica Anderson Mar 25, 2014 at 12:12 AM

I hiked the Inca Trail in Oct. I'm 71 and there were at least three others over 70. I bet some of the hikers Larry Kidd (see below) mentioned were probably older than he thought. The Mammoth Lakes group I hike with has leaders who are over 75. I be you'll do fine. I look forward to meeting you.
Jane Engle Mar 25, 2014 at 02:18 AM

Thanks, Maurica. Are you going on this hike 4/12?
Maurica Anderson Mar 25, 2014 at 01:03 PM

Oops, no. I'm on the 4/6/14 trip. Too bad.
Jane Engle Mar 25, 2014 at 01:07 PM

I'm really sorry. It would have been fun to hike together. Let me know how the trip goes.
Maurica Anderson Mar 25, 2014 at 01:18 PM

Oops, no. I'm on the 4/6/14 trip. Too bad.
Maurica Anderson Mar 25, 2014 at 01:24 PM

I'm staying over at the Hualapai Lodge the night of the 12th. I'll try to contact you, tell you how it went. 8^)
niki ryan Mar 25, 2014 at 03:38 PM

Hi Jane< sounds like you are training more than I am. Ohio is flat, hard to find inclines to walk. No stairs available in the county. Did Angels Landing 6 years ago, and Halfdome 4 years ago. Looking forward to a great trip.
Jane Engle Mar 25, 2014 at 04:07 PM

Niki, it will be fun to see how we all fare! You never know what is more important: age? training? nutrition? experience? We'll all get through it one way or other and hopefully having lots of fun doing so. Looking forward to hiking with you.

Jane Engle Mar 24, 2014 at 09:39 AM

I'm substantially into the Seniors age category and am planning on completing the whole hike. I'm curious about the age range of those of us on the 4/12 hike.
Larry Kidd Mar 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Most of the hikers on the 4/12 hike appeared to be between 50 and 65 (based on guessing ages). Two women hikers that I believe were in their 70's had problems and were forced to drop out after the first day's hike. Everyone else handled the hikes without difficulty.
niki ryan Mar 25, 2014 at 03:36 PM

I am 51. See you there

Angie Kontur Mar 17, 2014 at 02:49 PM

Does anyone know if we need insect repellent?
Jane Engle Mar 24, 2014 at 09:37 AM

You can purchase water proofing for your boots or wear gators (they don't cover the whole boot, but will help with top areas).

Carol Prock Feb 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I'm going with the March 22nd group and am concerned about footwear for the first day. Walking through water in hiking boots that are not waterproof results in ruined boots. I've done it before and the leather shrinks and turns hard. Not only will the boots be ruined, but there are four more days of walking. Is there some kind of overshoe we can purchase? We have been checking every place, but haven't found anything.
Larry Kidd Feb 15, 2014 at 03:51 PM

My friends and I did this trip last spring and found that, at least then, if you tried hard, you could jump over all the water without immersing your boots. However, many people got tired of all the jumping and ultimately just waded in the water crossings. As I recall, no one ruined their hiking boots because of this day of many water crossings.

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