Originally Posted by luke c
Well we got a permit for 2012 in May for 16 days I was wondering how 14 miles a day give or take a few will be on the Grand.
First off congrats on the permit, a great time of year to be in the canyon!
I don't think your going to have any problem making those miles. My last trip there was also in May (same flow your likely to see), 16 days down to Diamond, we did 2 layovers for hikes. You can pretty much expect afternoon winds that time of year so a reasonable early start helps. IMO 0930ish on the river is reasonable but you may have to adjust as needed. Fell free to PM for more recommendations regarding must see, layovers ect.