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Anyone up for Backpacking the Grand Canyon?

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By MiddleKnowledge - Posted on 20 November 2007

by Timothy P. Martin
My oldest children and I are planning a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon next spring. Since I have been involved in organizing group backpacking trips before, I wondered if any preterists out there might be interested in joining us for a few days. Anybody want to do a preterist “outback” camping trip? This could be a great time for preterist fellowship and an enjoyable spring trip into some of the most spectacular hiking country in the world.My oldest children and I are planning a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon next spring. Since I have been involved in organizing group backpacking trips before, I wondered if any preterists out there might be interested in joining us for a few days. Anybody want to do a preterist “outback” camping trip? This could be a great time for preterist fellowship and an enjoyable spring trip into some of the most spectacular hiking country in the world.I have backpacked in the Grand Canyon numerous times in the past. There are a few different trips that could be considered. In fact, the trip could be designed to allow for some to join us for a couple of days and then climb back out if it is not possible for them to spend the 5-6 days that I am planning for the overall trip.

Backcountry camping in the Grand Canyon requires a firm itinerary cleared by the backcountry office. Days must be specified in advance. There is also a limit to how many people can go in together in one group, so the spots on a trip like this would naturally be limited to those who committed first. It also helps to have plans cleared many weeks in advance in order to get the campsites requested. The dates I plan to do the trip are not firm, but should run around March 5-10 – a beautiful time of year to hike the canyon. It also gives those interested time to really get into shape (you’d better if you go). We’ll need to have our reservations completed by early to mid December. If you are interested, then contact me at: JVHSA at JeffersonValley.net

Thanks for your time,

Tim Martin

Life14all's picture

Tim,

When you get to the bottom of the canyon could you do me a favor bro? I understand Noah might of lost his compass during the flood event and I was wondering if you could look for it while your down on the canyon floor:-)

It's funny the things we used to believe. BTW...if you neeed a sketch artist to document your trip, I know one.

Blessings,

Jim K.

PreteristArtist

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Jim,

That's funny.

We'll go high-tech this time. Last trip I took a digital camera. I killed it on the second day (it went for an unauthorized swim in a creek when I leaned over to pump water), but my group started out with 5 cameras between us. When it was all done we still had 400 pictures to share amongst us.

The trip before that I took a video camera. I think we'll go with a video camera again. It's kind of cool to break out the DVD of a trip a few years later. Pretty much becomes a family heirloom.

Blessings,

Tim

P.S. Noah's treasure? He must have dropped it when the ark was banging on the sides of the canyon as the waters receded, spitting him out on the Pacific Ocean. Good thing he made it back to Mesopotamia! He would not have been able to grow grapes if he had got stuck in the Vishnu group at the bottom of the Canyon. I'm glad he dropped off the ringtails on his way through, though. Little energetic bandits. They are pretty fun to play with!

JL's picture

Bummer,

I've got an SPIE conference March 9-14. If I drive all night, I can sleep through the talks on Monday.

JL

Blessings,

JL Vaughn
Beyond Creation Science

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Tim,

I would love to go, but that is a bit too far a trip for me (Indiana). Hope you have a good time.

-Rich

P.S. The type set looks great. Looking forward to the finished product. I plan to buy many copies for friends of mine.

-Rich

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"It also gives those interested time to really get into shape (you’d better if you go)."

Listen Tim Martin: With words like that you are scaring us dudes at 50. I hated backpacks at 21. My back aches enough under my own weight! Can't you offer a car trip around Flagstaff or something? What do you mean by "Preterist fellowship"? Who cares that much about Preterism?

Hope you folks have a great outing. It does sound like a whole lot of fun!

MiddleKnowledge's picture

David,

Flagstaff in March? You'll need snowshoes for that one. I'm game, but we'll be doing a lot of high altitude snowshoeing here in Montana to get ready for the canyon in March. By that time I'll be ready for 80+ degrees at the bottom. So will the kids,

Tim Martin
www.truthinliving.org

P.S. The backpacks available today are nothing like the backpacks you knew at 21. Thank the Lord for technological progress. No matter what others say, science really does benefit the kingdom.

JL's picture

David,

At 49, I find that putting my back in traction for 4 or 5 hours on the trail allows me to skip a visit to the chiropractor. My trip down into the canyon 2 Marches ago allowed me to skip a whole week after I got back.

Unfortunately, the 10 hours each way in the car will cancel out that benefit.

JL

Blessings,

JL Vaughn
Beyond Creation Science

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