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the Grand Canyon
By Alan LeStourgeon
Hiking the Grand Canyon is an experience that is unmatched
elsewhere in the country, and possibly even the world. The first and most
obvious difference on a hike into the canyon is that while you usually
journey upward and then back down on a hike, you do the opposite when
hiking the Grand Canyon. Multiple rescues are needed every summer in the
canyon because hikers unfamiliar with this big difference forget about
this simple fact.<<more>>