Storytelling video is not easy
View Grand Canyon storytelling video of my adventures backpacking in September of 2010. This was my first time backpacking and it was very different from running or cycling. Hiking with 30 pounds on your back was a lot harder that you think. Thankfully my Flip camera – at a mere 6 ounces – provided spectacular video from deep within the Grand Canyon. Every video image, from when we dipped below the North Rim until when we ascended and exited at the South Rim, was earned the hard way. Enjoy!
Planning a Grand Canyon trip? Hope this helps (numbers, prices and links from Sept. 2010).
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Backcountry Camping Permits: There is a non-refundable fee of $10 per permit plus $5 per person per night camped below the rim.
- Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim – 1-928-638-7875 (main number); 1-928-638-2611 (dinner reservations); Dining room has about 120 seats, beautiful, delicious food.
- Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim (Xanterra Resorts) – 1-877-386-4383; We stayed in a Pioneer Cabin (about $120); we also stayed in a Motel (about $110)
- Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim has a reservation calendar that you can track a year in advance
- Phantom Ranch dinner reservations (Xanterra Resorts) 1-928-638-2631; they offer dinner (steak or veggie chili) and breakfast (bacon, eggs and pancakes); Dinners about $35-$40 each, Breakfast about the same price. Expensive but that’s what it costs to haul food down into the canyon on mules.
- Grand Canyon Shuttle North Rim – 1-928-638-2820 Mailing address (Trans Canyon Shuttle, PO Box 348, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023; $80 per person. Trans Canyon takes cash or check and asks for half in advance. I have used them twice. They are safe, efficient and pleasant.