Hike The Grand Canyon in 2012!
"Where is Conquer
Canyon, Arizona, USA.
is Conquer The Volcano?
Rincon de la Viejo National Park, Costa Rica.
I need to sign up with a Conquer The Canyon non-profit organization
(.ORG Partner) to participate?"
You can actually choose a Conquer The Canyon or Conquer The Volcano
partner. Please click here and visit our .ORG
Partner page and please don't forget to register for
our FREE newsletter. There is NO obligation, just information.
Conquer The Canyon Wheelchair Accessible? YES!
With Conquer The Canyon, there is something for everyone.
Visit the Christopher
and Dana Reeve Foundation web site here!
Conquer The Volcano
is not currently accessible to disabled participants.
Grand Canyon is huge and steep. The volcano is long and arduous.
Can I do this?"
Conquer The Canyon, there is something for everyone.
The Walking Connection
has developed Conquer The
Canyon and Volcano to accommodate walkers and hikers with
varied interests and abilities. We also have created a 16-week physical
training and preparedness program.
are the hikes and how will I know which one is right for me?"
The choice is yours. We'll
help you every step of the way. You can choose from a variety
of trails. Each offers varying degrees of difficulty and distance.
You may select the relatively flat and improved trails on the Rim
that offer options of a 1.5 mile to a 12 mile walk/hike (2.4 - 19.3
Kilometers). You can select one of longest day hikes into the Canyon
on a maintained trail which can be up to 12 miles (19.3 Kilometers)
and 3000' (914 meters) descent into the canyon. You can select a
very steep and challenging hike on a wilderness trail that is up
to 7 miles long, but more technical in nature. You even have the
option of combining several trails. Best of all, The Walking
Connection will provide you information and ongoing support
so that you select and properly train for the perfect hike for you.
"I'm not a hiker,
can I do this?"
you have to do is engage yourself into the training and preparedness
portion of the program. You can do this by simply following the
online training schedule and preparedness manuals provided, read
your newsletters, participate in the blogs, Facebook and Twitter
postings during your training. When you come to Grand Canyon, bring
an open mind and spirit of adventure, and follow the lead of your
EXPERT Walking Connection Grand Canyon guide. We
will help you every step of the way.
"I'm an experienced
hiker, will I be challenged?"
of all, there are NO EASY trails into or out of the Grand Canyon.
The Walking Connection has led literally
thousands of hikers at Grand Canyon so we know how to combine experienced
like-minded hikers into small groups. We will get you on a trail
and hike that will meet your adventurous spirit and challenge your
technical abilities. We want you to test your endurance and your
ability to deal with a variety of new and different environmental
conditions. Following your training schedule and preparedness manual
will be critical to your success.
"Do I need special
equipment and what should I bring?"
You do not need any
special equipment. Depending upon
where you live, the equipment you use to train will be more than
enough for your Grand Canyon hike. In fact, it may be too much.
In addition to your adventuresome spirit, you'll need sturdy hiking
boots, a good day pack, light hiking shorts and COTTON T-Shirts!
Forget the moisture wicking hi-tech thin material athletic shirts.
They are NOT appropriate for this desert hike. We'll explain in
detail EXACTLY what you will and won't need once you have joined
Conquer The Canyon.
Here are a few links
that will help you learn more about the Conquer The Canyon and Grand