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Welcome to the Active Travel Adventures podcast where you'll find inspiration to lead a bigger life through adventure travel.

On each show we explore exciting multi-day active vacations from around the world where you have to MOVE!  You'll have to hike, bike, paddle, horseback ride (sometimes in combination) to propel yourself to the next destination.

If you're tired of typical vacations and are looking for a more authentic experience by exploring the landscapes and meeting the locals on your vacation, then this is your podcast!

All adventures will be doable for someone reasonably fit (I'm a 58 year old woman and I have to be able to do them).

Be sure to visit to see photos and get more details, plus you can download the FREE Travel Planners for each destination!  These handy summaries summarize the tips and provide all sorts of helpful links to help you plan your trip.  You get them automatically if you subscribe to the newsletter.

Apr 1, 2021

Grand Canyon Show Notes

Kits interviews Mary, a 70 year old woman who has hiked the Grand Canyon down and back 142 times - most recently last November.  Who better to learn the in’s and out’s of hiking this incredible canyon - in fact, learn great hiking tips in general, from a woman who has hiked the canyon for the last five decades.

COMPLETE SHOW NOTES  See important links to hiking the Grand Canyon, photos and more cool info

On today's episode we cover:

  • How to plan for your hike
  • What to pack
  • Planning your water, food and electrolyte needs
  • The danger of hyperglycemia
  • When to go
  • The main corridor trails
  • Rear fear versus perceived fear
  • Permits
  • Mule packing 
  • Thunderstorms in the Canyon
  • Training
  • What to wear and Mary’s recommendations
  • Hiking the Canyon in the winter
  • Leave No Trace policy in the Canyon
  • Critters and Animals of the Canyon
  • Whether to use hiking sticks 

Links Mentioned:

Active Travel Adventures podcasts:

Rafting the Grand Canyon 

Adventure Travel Show podcasts:

How to Choose a Tour Company

How to Choose a Portable Water Treatment System

Backpack Emergency Kits

Leave No Trace practices

Ultralight Backpacking

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