+Lieblweb Posted February 8, 2012 Share Posted February 8, 2012 Greetings Gang, We're looking to plan a trip out west. A family member recommended Sedona, AZ and a specific hotel in mind....because its so close to some very nice red rock/trails/hiking. So - I think that's the plan for now although we haven't made any reservations anywhere. Of course, we'll be looking to do some geocaching .... Las Vegas is NOT on the list (been there done that) Grand Canyon Tour - YES!! We thought about taking a helicopter ride over the canyon to see all or most of it. Can't do a 'donkey tour' (I'm allergic to hairy animals). Not ready to tackle a white water tour either.... But if anyone has other suggestions on how to see the Grand Canyon 'as a whole' = PLEASE let me know. Are there any geocaching tours? I'd love to go deep in the canyon and get a geocache while we're there! I'm pretty sure you can't drive 'around' the canyon in a day..... (and geocache too). But, I'm up for any suggestions!! I'd love to go IN the canyon via some transportation methods. I'm just not familiar what else is available. Although...I don't wanna be stuck in a bus or a boat with 100 other people. Saw this site.... http://emcofnorthridge.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/arizona-geocaching-flagstaff-and-the-grand-canyon/ And this thread..... http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=271327 To get some of the Rte 66's caches would require a 5+ hour drive to the beginning and work our way back. Unless we pick a point somewhere in the middle and only do half or 1/4 of them.... that'd make for a very long day (from Sedona). There's possibilities we could get some UT and CA caches in - since they're only about 3-4 hours drive from Sedona. I don't mind driving in such a beautiful area, but don't want to spend our entire vacation in the rental car. Oh yeah.... This will probably be early JUNE. What types of things must we prepare for (hiking in woods/desert) aside from dehydration?? We tend to stay within designated trails systems. Here on the East Coast, we prepare for TICKS and POISON IVY. Is there any similar things to worry about in Arizona for that time of year? Thanks for your suggestions!! Excited for the warm weather to get here and a nice trip out west!! Thanks!! Lieblweb (Jandy & Steve) Quote Link to comment
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