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As part of the 2018 Federal Highways Administrationâs South Rim Roads Improvement project, additional construction and detours will begin Monday, January 8 at the South Entrance Road and Desert View Drive (Arizona Highway 64 East) intersection. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/road-construction-south-entrance-roa...
Grand Canyon's water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.
The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)
North Kaibab Trailhead: water OFF
Supai Tunnel: water OFF
Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water ON
Manzanita Rest Area: water ON
Cottonwood Campground: water OFF
Bright Angel Campground: water ON
Plateau Point: water OFF
Indian Garden: ON year-round
Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water OFF
Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water OFF
Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
South Kaibab Trailhead: water OFF temporarily
Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.
Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go "Green" and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.
Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.
Grand Canyon National Park is implementing immediate Level 2 water conservation measures due to water delivery system issues.
Due to a water pump failure that occurred with the Transcanyon Pipeline pump system located at Indian Gardens, the primary pump is inoperable and is not currently flowing water to the South Rim. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/mandatory-water-conservation-due-to-...
On December 20, 2017 a private Colorado river trip participating in a day hike up the Monument Creek drainage, discovered human remains. Investigating Rangers located evidence at the scene indicating the remains are likely those of 72 year old Raafat "Ralph" Nasser-Eddin of Los Angeles, CA. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/body-recovery-monument-creek.htm
Construction will begin as early as January 2, 2018 at the Hermit interchange to resurface and improve the Hermit Road and Village Loop intersection. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/2018-south-rim-roads-improvement.htm
Fire managers will take advantage of continued warm, dry weather conditions over the next several weeks and may initiate additional prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/bright-angel-rx.htm
What better way to start the new year than with some awesome pairs of Injinji socks? This month you have the chance to win a pair of Injinji’s recently debuted Liner + Hiker socks, as well as a pair of their Trail Socks in your size. All Hiking Lady readers know that since I started …
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Looking for something really special for the hikers in your life? With the holidays coming up, Hiking Lady’s Holiday Gift can help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday list this year! Hiking Gifts Under $30 Salonpas Pain Relief Patches Does a hiker on your holiday list have some back or joint …
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The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on an Expanded Non-native
Aquatic Species Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) in Grand Canyon
National Park (GCNP) and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (GCNRA) below the Glen
Canyon Dam. Public scoping will be held for a 30-day period from November 15 to December
On Friday, November 10 at approximately noon, the National Park Service located a body below the rim on the Rim Trail, between Pipe Creek and Mather Point. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/body-recovered-on-south-rim.htm
Has your hiking apparel seen its last days? After hundreds of washes, thousands of trail miles, and lots of wonderful memories, it might be time to say goodbye to some of your gear and upgrade this Fall. I often find it hard to part with old things; perhaps it is the combination of my love …
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On Thursday, November 9 Grand Canyon National Park will host a Native American Indian Heritage Celebration. Park entrance is free November 11-12 for Veterans Day. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/veterans-day-native-american-heritag...
I have always been a big proponent of staying safe on the trail, and what better way to do so than keeping a high end Ontario Knife Company Carter Prime folder in your pocket or backpack and some Gear Keeper Retractors to keep your smartphone/outdoor GPS device/etc. safe at hand. This month you have the …
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National Park Service (NPS) and US Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating more prescribed fire (Rx) treatments this week as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/north-zone-rx-fires.htm
Lake Champlain is vast. Well not like Lake Baikal in Siberia or Lake Superior along the US-Canadian border, but large enough to provide outdoor activities for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.
If you are more interested in the resort feel of the Adirondacks then come north on I-87, eventually peeling off on highway 9N at Lake George. There are several vacation resort towns along both Lake George and Lake Champlain as you head north, boasting innumerable bed and breakfasts as you wend your way lakeside. It is tempting to float westward into the heart of the Adirondacks along 9N (if you have two extra days then do it), but instead get onto highway 22 at Westport and continue along the lake, peeling off on highway 9. View the Ausable Chasm (quite impressive) and then head to the ferry at Port Kent.Burlington Bike Trail Causeway
After depositing the proverbial arm and leg at the ticket booth, ride the ferry across to Burlington. If you’ve never experienced the New England college-tourist town hybrid, then you are in for a treat. You can literally spend two days in town, there are so many fun and quirky things to do. Rent a bike and head north along the trail that eventually leads you onto the causeway that has you literally pedaling in the middle of Lake Champlain. You can also head east, via auto, to both Camels Hump (south of I-89) or Mount Mansfield (north of I-89) for some good day hiking and great views of Lake Champlain. If you want a great view but want to drive to the peak then head up to Mt Philo, south along highway 7. Also along highway 7 is the secluded and very homey Willow Pond Farm Bed and Breakfast. Any time of year is great to experience this wonderful area.
The Kaibab Suspension Bridge, also called the Black Bridge, will close to foot traffic while trail crews replace wood decking and tread boards. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/repairs-close-black-bridge.htm
Are you as ready for winter as I am? Then what better way to get inspired for winter outdoor activities than by watching this inspirational video about a female ski mountaineer in Utah? Caroline Gleich is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and like many others who accomplish amazing things in life, she faced a …
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Grand Canyon National Park has closed the yurt located at CC Hill on the North Rim effective September 21, 2017 for safety concerns. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/20171003-grand-canyon-nr-yurt-perman...
You’ve gotta have excellent eye protection when you’re out hiking, so here’s your chance to win a pair of premium Wiley X sunglasses, the Wiley X Moxy Polarized Crimson Mirror Lens shades. Plus you’ll win a Gear Keeper Retractor to protect your new sunglasses. Enter the October 2017 Hiking Lady Gear Giveaway by writing a …
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