Hikers generally need a very good reason to linger indoors, and the Grand Canyon Hiker’s and Backpackers Association is providing a dandy in the form of the third annual Grand Canyon Hikers Symposium.
The event will consist of short presentations by some of Grand Canyon’s elite backcountry enthusiasts, and a few mere mortals, on the twists and turns of a particularly memorable hike. Given the hardships and hallelujahs that the canyon can serve up under even the best of conditions, these hard won tales are certain to entertain both hikers and rim dwellers alike.
Here are the particulars:
When: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 4, 2009
Where: Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village, Grand Canyon National Park
Cost: Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
The Shrine of the Ages is located adjacent to Park Headquarters and a short walk from Market Plaza. The Shrine of the Ages is conveniently located within a mile or two of the Bright Angel and South Kaibab Trails if the spirit moves you.