Labor Day Weekend: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim (R2R) or Camping at Mather Friday, August 30, 2019 6:00 PM

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Yes. It's almost Christmas and New Years and who is thinking of Labor Day Weekend

You are. It's time to give yourself a gift AND to fulfill your New Years Resolution AND to get this off your bucket list.

This is a multi-faceted event going to The Grand Canyon with several options.

Option 1: (the hard version) Rim to Rim with Camping at Mather OR Hiking to The River from the South Rim and back.

Option 2: Camping at Mather with smaller hikes and only partial canyon (the easy version)

Option 3: Staying at Grand Canyon hotels and spending the time seeing the sights and the vista points and interpretative centers. (The easy easy version. Or the "tour" type version)

We have a group site secured at The Rim (called Mather Campground).
And we have the site for Fri, Sat, and Sunday eve. You can spend 1, 2 or 3 nights there depending upon when you can arrive and when you need to depart (if you have the Monday off or not).

RSVP here if you are interested in Option 1, 2 or 3.

Option 1 will be an R2R if there are enough who want to. It takes several to do it safety. If there are not enough to do Rim to Rim we will either do a touch-back hike to the river via the main trails or a night at the river with a permit at Hermit Rapids.
Grand Canyon is about the same elevation change and pitch as Whitney so a one day is very doable. And logically better due to issues unique to Grand Canyon and temperature changes as you descend into and out of the canyon. Timing and preparation is very important. This doable and you will be guided and led to stay and maintain safety.

Option 2 is a great way to have a weekend away and have moderate hiking that matches your fitness level.

Option 3 is for those who prefer a bed and wish to have a more easy time of it.

COSTS:
Option 1: (R2R or River) $180
Option 2: (Mather Only) $120
Option 3: Price will vary based upon when hotel is booked, and if single our double occupancy. You pay only actual costs. Hotels go up as dates get closer. Message for details

Event is limited to 20 Max of Option 1 and 2 combined.
A wait list will start once filled. And this will indeed fill!!!
Terms: Payment is the only way to secure your spot.
Secure your spot now!!!
Payment is Fully Refundable up to 3 weeks before the event.
Under 3 weeks and credit given for future event. And efforts will be made at a replacement from the wait-list. If a person fills your place before the trip leaves you will be refunded instead of a credit.

Option 1: https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/180
Option 2: https://paypal.me/ExposedCalifornia/120
Option 3: Message for hotel options

GETTING THERE:
Now this is the challenge.
It is about $80 in gas each way.

There are Choices.
Choice 1: Vanpool. There will be a van with limited capacity. This will be $150 per person.
Choice 2: We will do Carpool matching as best as possible.
Choice 3: Drive there on your own.

When you RSVP in the box that pops up . . . Enter your preferred option
Option 1: (R2R or River Hike) ($180)
Option 2: (Mather Only) ($120)
Option 3: (Hotel) (varies)

AND your travel choice

Choice 1: Vanpool ($150)
Choice 2: Carpool matching (no guarantees)
Choice 3: Drive on your own (about $160 in gas)

You can change your options and choices later.

Attending: 9

Los Angeles Union Station 800 North Alameda Street Los AngelesCA  90012