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David

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Grand Canyon adventure...
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:01:45 PM »
Returning from my 3 day hike of the canyon from south rim to north and back. WOW...
That was truly epic in all respects. Just magnificent. Difficulty was triple of what I expected and the hip felt great. My pack was heavier than I should have carried, but needed all I had...temps ranged from 10 at night to 65 midday.
Feeling reborn!
Will post a pic or two when home...

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David
« Last Edit: January 16, 2012, 08:03:20 PM by David »
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Boomer

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 08:03:48 PM »
Priceless. Thanks for sharing.
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hernanu

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 08:38:29 PM »
That is awesome. Looking forward to the pics.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 09:52:17 PM »
nice!!
Dave
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 10:25:07 PM »
Sounds like a great trip and good news on the hip.  Isn't life without hip pain awesome?

I look forward to the pictures.

Dan
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 11:06:20 PM »
Sounds like a lot of fun....I would have a problem though with 10 degrees!  I assume you were camping!  I like/need it above freezing for camping!
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 03:10:35 AM »
David,
Looking forward to your pictures. I'm planning a trip there this September. I would like to do another rim to rim but I 'm not sure if my wife can do it. You're right about the difficulty. And to think, you did it on your new hip! Amazing!
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

David

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 04:40:08 PM »
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David

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 04:41:13 PM »
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Aerial

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 04:52:36 PM »
Out of curiousluty how much weight were you permitted to carry?  How far out are you?
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David

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 05:38:09 PM »
Aerial,
Went from S rim to just shy of N rim and back (40 miles).  Ran out of water sources and no snow to melt. Was not safe to risk going to the very top.  Dr. Su told me to keep my pack betwwen 25-30 lbs.  Was a bit more than that with full water and food supplies going out, but lessened on the trip back.  Feel like a fly with no pack on my back today.  :)  Yes it was cold the first night camping on the north end!  We hade a 3 man sandwich in a 2 man tent, luckily I was one piece of the bread.
D.
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DGossack

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 08:47:09 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pictures.  Looks great!

Dan
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 09:09:59 PM »
Go Dave!  It must have been a great trip.  Thanks for the pictures.  When I meet you I'll tell you my joke about three men in a tent.
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 12:45:18 AM »
David,
Great pictures! You were smart not chancing it with the lack of water. The GC is not a place to push your luck. You'll never forget your experience there. Words can't explain what it's like.
Steve, Dr. Gross bilateral, uncemented Biomet, January 10 & 12, 2011, Columbia S.C.

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 06:07:15 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  We've been deciding on upcoming vacations, and that was just added to the list!
Andy - Right Biomet uncemented HR with Dr. Gross on 1/11/2012......GO BOILERS!

David

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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 11:56:51 PM »
imgetinold,
You should do it.  I'd stay away from the summer months though, I'm sure it's beastly hot down in the hole then.
If my body holds out and I'm running pain free in the future, I'm going back to run the thing with no or little pack on my back...
Best...
David
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 12:09:15 AM »
Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing. Less than six months is encouraging. I can't wait until I'm active again
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Re: Grand Canyon adventure...
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 12:20:49 AM »
Take a patient with a bad hip, stir in an experienced doctor with a quality device and the knowledge to install it correctly and you have David.

Nice pics David.  So glad you are doing well.


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