Monday, November 21, 2011

One Canyon, One Day - An Epic Journey

On Saturday I completed a double crossing of the Grand Canyon.  From the South Rim to the North Rim and back to the South Rim.  AKA "R2R2R".  It was an epic journey shared by some old and new friends.  Matt, Sean, Mike, the Joe's, and I were hip deep in excitement, fear, wonder, pain, and, finally, pride. Total distance - 44.7 miles.  Total elevation change - 21,213'.  Longest stretch without available water - 29 miles.

The story is probably best told in pictures.  Here they are in order: descent of South Kaibab Trail, Colorado River crossing (El. 2,500'), traverse of Bright Angel Canyon, ascent of North Kaibab Trail (El. 8,242'), return to the Colorado River, and ascent of Bright Angel Trail to the South Rim (El. 6,819').  Enjoy!  'Cause I certainly did! 


  1. WOW!!!!!! No words can explain this but I will offer, congratulations! VERY inspiring!

  2. Part of me now thinks that y'alls method of madness is the best way to show proper respect to such a massive feat of nature. Matching might with might. Very impressive.

  3. Beautiful pictures Jason. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on your run. Definitely worth putting on the bucket list.

    Rich Harding
    TMSA - Parent

  4. Sign me up for next year! I'm going...
    Nice work. Sounds awesome.

  5. You are the man, very impressive!