Grand Canyon R2R2R alt – Dec 12, 2020

2 thoughts on “Grand Canyon R2R2R alt – Dec 12, 2020”

  1. This is a great post! Very informative but I also resonate a lot with your internal reflections about outdoor endurance adventure (and self-worth).

    It looks like most of the recorded FKT attempts have been done late fall/early winter. I’m headed down to the Grand Canyon with a buddy mid-May and we’re looking at potentially doing the r2r2r alt. Any thoughts on doing it in May? Just curious if I’m totally overlooking a seasonal hazard such as water levels in the Colorado or something like that

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    1. Hey Paul – thanks for the compliment, glad you enjoyed the story. I imagine a May attempt is totally possible as long as you’re prepared to deal with the heat, know how much water to bring, etc. Stashing water on the way down to grab on your way back on the second half could be a good move. I’d be more worried about the heat than the water level, but you may be more accustomed to it than I. And yeah it looks like historically May has a little bit higher water than what we saw in December, but not by much. Have you looked at the usgs water data for the colorado yet?
      https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?09380000

      Let me know if I can help with anything else, and good luck!

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