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A couple of friends and I are planning a four night trip to the Grand Canyon this May. If we can get the permits that is.
So, lets say that we do not get the permits. Where else can we do a backpacking trip?
I am thinking maybee Zion, Glenn Canyon. I was also trying to remember the place I saw on the cover of Backpackers magazine. It was a photo of woman, I think, swiming in an emrald pool of water in Northern AZ I believe. I cannot recall the name of this place and I am not at home to look. I do recall doing a search on the internet but only turned up info on the Grand Canyon. For some reason I am thinking it was called Little Grand Canyon. Is that such a place?
Anyhow, this is what we are looking for.
I would like a thirty to forty mile loop of a trip. The more level it is, the longer it can be. If we have to hike up five thousand feet, that will cut into the miles that we will be able to do.
We are going in May and would like an area with warm day time temps and still cool off a bit at night.
I am also thinking that Northern NM might be a nice area. Our interst is to hike around water, ie. lakes or rivers of senic value.
I was shying away from the high mountains or Wyoming because of snow and unpredictable weather at that time.
We live in CO.
If you have a suggestion or two, please post or email me. If you have link to the hike that I can read about on the net, I would appreciate it as well.
Right now we are getting pounded with snow. Cannot wait for this trip.