• Backcountry Permit
  • Can't enter the wilderness without one of these. LNT so I do carry WAG Bags.
  • Herradura Anejo Tequila well hidden in my Osprey pack. To keep Canyon mice but mostly Camp Rats away.
  • Tent stake. We don't need no titanium gadgets.
  • I detect a little Titanium in this area, you need to convert others to your ultra-light ways - sundevilstormin
  • Eric & Erin always figure out when I sneak boulders into their packs. I'm just so macho that I pack the damn rocks anyway.
  • you can just as easily use a trekking pole to dig a hole ;) - Mark Griffith

Grand Canyon - Lower Tapeats Campground at the Colorado River

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"I never imagined that existence could be so simple, so uncluttered, so Spartan, so free of baggage, so sublimely gratifying. I have reduced the weight of my pack to 35 pounds and yet I can’t think of a single thing I really need that I can’t find, either within myself, or within my pack." David Brill, As Far as the Eye Can See, 1990

This is my camp at the Lower Tapeats Campground on the Colorado River. MSR Hubba Tent, Herradura Anejo Tequila safely hidden in my Osprey Aether 70 backpack, and the ubiquitous orange shovel.

These Lowa boots are great, but they don't make this model anymore. I've got to find the source for a saying I know - "If you want to forget all of your worries, wear a bad pair of boots".

Grand Canyon - lower Tapeats Campground at the Colorado River. This is south of Thunder River and east of Deer Creek.

ScarletFaerie (K. Wood Photography), and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. sundevilstormin 97 months ago | reply

    Glad you decided to air out those old boots, too.... did Mr Ranger come over to validate your permit, or is that your CC for the 45?

  2. Al_HikesAZ 97 months ago | reply

    We saw no rangers at any point in the 4 days. I have never weighed my 45 but there was no way I was going to pack it in and out of the Canyon. My only weapons are that orange shovel and my K-bar and lighting fast repartee. Did you notice my tent stake in the foreground :)

  3. sundevilstormin 97 months ago | reply

    of course I did... looks like the same strata from the Superstition Ridgeline area, you must've schlepped the tent stake from there!

    I just might need to borrow your 45 AND K-bar for my up-coming foray into Havasupai... I just digested the Backpacker article... we were there last year just weeks after the murder.... hhmmmmm... maybe I'll just defend myself with a "tent stake"

  4. Lynn Morag 93 months ago | reply

    Loved the quotes and I am envious of the first one - I'm the sort who finds room for the kitchen sink!

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  5. Tim Gage 83 months ago | reply

    hubba is good

  6. Sierralara 79 months ago | reply

    Best tent I've ever owned!!!!!!

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  7. luluncastro 69 months ago | reply

    "This photograph is beautiful!"¡Esta foto es preciosa!"

    verde verde

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  8. High Tension 65 months ago | reply

    My favorite tent too.

  9. roney 62 months ago | reply

    great picture and camp...

  10. oldmantravels 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Backpacking tents, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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