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Hikin_Jim

Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015

I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon.  For your amusement, here's my gear list.  I wound up with 19 pounds base weight,  Sad  which is a bit heavier than I was looking for.  If you scroll down in the above linked list, you'll see my list of "proposed changes" to get my gear weight down to a more manageable level, about 14 pounds for a warm weather trip.  Insightful suggestions for further weight reduction welcome.  

Despite my gear being heavier than I wanted, I did reasonably well on the trip.  I had sprained my right knee in January and then re-injured it in February when I tried to get back out on the trail again too soon.  NOT a good idea.  Gotta let it rest up.  I hit the Grand Canyon  with only about 4 weeks of serious training after having taken about 2 months off from hiking.  It took me about 6 hours of hiking to go the 9 miles to exit the canyon on the last day, a speed of about 1.5 mph.  Given the amount of gain, 4500+ feet, the injury, and the fact that I was carrying overnight gear, I thought I did OK.

HJ
JeffH

Great place to hike. I would say the scenery slowed you down some too.
Hikin_Jim

Ha!  That would be an affirmative.







HJ
JayO

Grand Canyon trip report

Did you create a trip report of your Grand Canyon adventure? If so, where can it be found?
Illusive

You should be able to save weight by DL'ing the new testament-heck even the whole bible on your phone and tossing the handheld.

Additionally, in "warmer" weather you can drop the long johns, and take a warmer bag to compensate.

I am soooo jelly of your ti pot kit.
Hikin_Jim

Re: Grand Canyon trip report

JayO wrote:
Did you create a trip report of your Grand Canyon adventure? If so, where can it be found?
JayO, I haven't done a TR.  I'd like to, but I haven't yet had time.

HJ
Hikin_Jim

Illusive wrote:
You should be able to save weight by DL'ing the new testament-heck even the whole bible on your phone and tossing the handheld.
Yeah, I've come to that conclusion too.  Puts a lot of eggs in the Smart Phone basket, but it just makes sense.

Illusive wrote:
I am soooo jelly of your ti pot kit.
It's a super nice set up.   Here's my review of the Ti Tri Sidewinder if you're interested.   It's typically my go to kit for solo outings.

HJ
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