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  1. Canyon Crossing: Experiencing Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim
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  2. Canyon Crossing: Experiencing Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim

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There is the Grand Canyon as seen from one of the rims. Spectacular. Awe-inspiring. Dramatic. And there is the Grand Canyon below the rims, a very different place steeped in wilderness, bus-sized boulders, tumbling streams, knee-shredding switchbacks, and the mighty Colorado River. The Corridor Trails—the Bright Angel, South Kaibab, River, and North Kaibab—are the most popular in Grand Canyon National Park, attracting more than 80,000 backpackers annually, as well as an untold number of day hikers and mule riders. Join author Seth Muller on a grand adventure, searching for the Grand Canyon's soul along miles of canyon trails. Muller profiles rangers, artists,m volunteers, hikers, ultra-marathoners, mule skinners, and others who regularly experience the inner canyon, presenting the Corridor Trails in intimate, creative prose that will carry the reader to the depths of the canyon and back out again.

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I enjoyed reading Canyon Crossing by Seth Muller. I have hiked the Corridor Trails several times, during various seasons, and so could relate to Muller's stories. He begins with the best description of the rock layers in the canyon that I have heard. The main storyline is a solo hike that Muller makes in May, from the North Rim to the South Rim. As he arrives at each location of interest, he veers off on memories of another hike, usually in another season, that involves this place. He tells the stories of most of the famous contemporary people involved in Grand Canyon. His stories about locations are interesting and relevant. I learned a lot about the Residence at the Pump House near Roaring Springs. He also relates anecdotes involving the brave and helpful Rangers in Grand Canyon. I highly recommend this book!
We were planning a rim to rim hike and this book was absolutely terrific. Mr. Muller's style is fun, knowledgeable and interesting and he shares such great insights and tales, it's hard to not want to be in the canyon. Although it does provide information for a rim to rim trip, it's not really a guidebook. It offers such great history and personalities and experiences, reading it really made the trip much more meaningful. And even if you're not so lucky as to get to spend time down in the Grand Canyon, reading this book would be a nice, albeit tame, substitute. We came home and re-read the book, with the places now in mind, and every time we need an inner Grand Canyon fix we pull it out again, until we are able to go next time.
In addition to describing what it is like to hike the primary cross-canyon trail/trails (the Kaibab from the North Rim, the South Kaibab and Bright Angel from the South Rim), Muller uses descriptions of some of his many hikes as starting points for information related to the trails, information that the reader may have difficulty finding elsewhere, as well as people who live in the Canyon while working. The related information includes building the trails and the water lines to the rims, Phantom Ranch, the recent great flood at Phantom, and building the bridges across the river at Phantom. I have done four full-length river trips and read many books on the Canyon, but most of this information was new to me. For readers who want to learn more, there are a modest number of references to books in the bibliography (most of the references are to interviews); especially useful is Wayne Ranney's book on geology (there is also a reference to the biography of Dave Rust, a book that is not... Read more
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