Originally Posted by katafotik
Osprey and the rest of the guys, thanks a lot for good advises.
I guess this year no rafting.. (again) Oh well.
Still want to celebrate my BD at The Grand Canyon. Looked at one day kayaking tours. Price is $130 (fits to my budget).
Now just need to decide where to sleep etc. Would anybody know a good place on Lake Powell? Any cabins for rent or good and safe campgrounds?
There is a great 3 day Grand Canyon Trip you might be able to do this year.
Its a hike.
Down one trail from the south rim.
Spend a night in the bottom.
Part way up a different trail and camp.
Then all the way up the 3rd day.
You have to apply for these campsites and depending on your dates this may not be doable this year. The campsite half way back up fills up quickly and with Illinois hiking experience I'd recommend only trying this hike with that camping permit.
Many hikers blister up badly on the way down.