Lapping the Grand Canyon on a single permit (trip) without exceeding trip length?
I have this goal to kayak the grand as fast as possible for me (probably 5-6 days).
That said, the biggest hurdle seems to be the 1 trip per year rule. You sacrifice so much more than users that maximize their maxim trip days allotment as specified in the regulations.
However, it depends on how you define a trip right? For example, what if you did four laps in 25 days in one January trip. I do not think you would be breaking any rules. Assuming, you did four 5 day laps with one rest/drive day in between.
What are your interpretations of what the regulations will allow in trip length? See page 4 of the regulations:
OR Consider this quote from the regulations, "Please note, in calculating
one’s trip length, count the day the trip launches from Lees Ferry, the day the trip reaches Diamond Creek, and all days
between whether the trip is active on the river or not. " I want to interpret the "or not" part of the above sentence as driving shuttle between laps.