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Grand Canyon Campout

  • 09/10/2015
  • 1:00 PM
  • 09/13/2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • Mather Group site


  • Includes camping with DA in the group site for up to 3 nights. Also includes dinner on Saturday night.
  • If you are camping elsewhere, this includes our Hawaiian themed Saturday dinner
  • Includes camping with DA in the group site for up to 3 nights. Also includes dinner on Saturday night.

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Join Jeff and Stan back up on the canyon's edge--Sage Loop #2 & #3, same as last year.  We like it tight so be prepared to have close neighbors--and did we mention, you will get Lei'd!   Dust off your coconut brazier, grass skirts and parasols--yeah, it'll probably rain a bit--we're doing a Hawaiian theme this year. 

Pineapples + Pine trees = Almost Heaven!

Roy Yates would like to get a group together Friday morning at 8 am to hike down the Bright Angel Trail.  It will be a lot of fun if we could all do it together.  -email-

If you're new to Grand Canyon camping or RV'ing, there's plenty of room for tenters. Your friendly and well-mannered dogs are welcome and there are flush toilets and electricity in the bathrooms to charge your electronics.  You can access Wi-Fi at the nearby general store that carries just about anything you'd need, plus they have a decent café if you don't ever want to cook!  

There are many nearby RV spots within walking distance of our group campsite.  If you have questions about booking an RV site, check out www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. The closest hotel rooms are located at the Yavapai Lodge, 888-297-2757. Parking at our site has always been a challenge, and the park only allows six spots for our group. Stan and Jeff will need two of those since they're carrying lots of DA stuff and will need access. We recommend parking four walking minutes away at the showers/laundry/ice machine. 

Thursday we'll do a mixer starting at 5”ish”, we want everybody to know everybody, we'll be sharing and showing off our encampments, catching up with old friends and making the newbies feel welcome.  This will also be the time where we will figure out what we're doing Friday, whether it be hikes, shopping, napping or some combination.  We ask everybody to bring some kind of snacking food, and let's try to keep with our Hawaiian/tropical theme, so logically that means Spam so be creative.

Friday, you're on your own--enjoy the park. There are great restaurants at the lodges, trails, shopping, and/or enjoy a quiet day with your new best friends & neighbors.

Saturday, our community luau will begin at 5pm with a tantalizing tropical fruity adult beverage for cocktail hour. Think of Hawaiian Punch with an extra punch.

As usual, we'd love everybody to bring a side or dessert to share, it just makes everything more fun. Make your selection on what to bring when registering if possible. And as is tradition, Stan will prepare a fabulous dinner out of his magic mess tent.  It will rain, as last year the weather was just about perfect, so if you have pop up, bring it as we might need for shelter, and if we have enough of them, we'll ensure they won't be necessary.

The fee to get into the park is $30 per vehicle, unless you're a gold eagle. 

Contact Jeff at 623 670-8909 (Cell) or 623 780-1717 (Home) or by Email at jeff_kita@yahoo.com
Desert Adventures is a 501(c)(7) non-profit organization. PO Box 2008, Phoenix AZ 85001 • ‪480-630-9202‬ • da411@desertadventures.org
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