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January 11, 2009
July 29, 2006
From journal Second Time is Easier?
June 23, 2005
There are cottages for couples and bunkrooms for single genders. We were in a bunkroom with 10 beds, an inside bathroom, and a hot shower (HEAVEN!!). The Ranch provides sheets, blankets and pillow; matter-of-fact, the beds are made up when you arrive!. 1 bath towel for each person is provided also. Each bed has a hook on the wall to hang your backpacks or whatever. One lady who shared the bunkroom with us commented on how she was surprised they supply toilet paper. She said when she had came to the camp 8 years ago, it was BYOTP. You don't have to worry now, it was more than enough :-)
When we arrived (around 4pm), we went to the Canteen to order fresh lemonades. The Canteen then closes to get ready for dinner. Dinner was served at 6:30pm and consisted of all-you-can-eat beef stew, corn bread, salad, tea, and chocolate cake. I'm not a meat-eater, and I didn't know I could have ordered a vegetarian dish, so I just had the salad, cornbread, and tea. The salad was very fresh and one of the best salads I had. At night, the Canteen reopens 8pm to serve beers.
There is also a ranger talk we attended. It was about 45 minutes to 1 hour. The ranger was very informative and entertaining.
There is fresh spring water available to fill bladders and bottles before the hike up and a pay phone available.
The next morning, they do a 4:30am wake-up call for those attending the 5am breakfast. Breakfast was pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice, peaches, and tea or coffee. They gave us a sack lunch to take with us, which consisted of apple juice, a large bagel with cream cheese/jam, a small beef summer sausage, a package of peanuts, a package of raisins, an apple, pretzels, cookies, and powder electrolyte.
For $87, this was a good deal. If you are the adventurous type or enjoy being out in nature, this is the place to stay.
From journal Grand Canyon Hike
bay city, Michigan
December 20, 2002
Bottom line: if it's the only way you're going to be able to spend a night at the bottom then by all means, suck it up and stay. But if you have a tent or can get one of the cabins, do it that way.
From journal A night on the floor of the Grand Canyon
November 14, 2002
From journal Grand Canyon
Las Cruces, New Mexico
December 10, 2000
From journal Grand Canyon Adventure...Hike to Phantom Ranch