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#1 Posted by Elvira on
Tue Jun 01, 12:24 EDT 2010

Hi Andrew....just finished looking (but not an exhaustive look)at your recent trip.  Simply beautiful scenery and I really enjoyed the candid "people" pics.  The sand dunes are amazing!  Thanks for another picture perfect report.

 

#2 Congratulations again Posted by Claude ROZSA on
Wed Jun 08, 06:39 EDT 2011

I just want to add to my message I sent you early this morning (Paris France it is half past noon now). I usually hike alone having had rather bad experiences in two of my previous hikes. I've never been on the Boucher and probably will never. To do it alone would be irresponsible. But I did 5 times the Hermit.Once from Bright Angel to Hermit-s rest. I will sure do it the other way back from Hermit's rest. The climb back to Hermit's rest is a nightmare for the last mile or so up in the scorching sun! But your videos brought back memories of my 94-95-2000 and 2003 hikes and the emotion I got from looking at your pictures and videos is a perfect demonstration of what I feel about Grand Canyon. I did twice the Tanner and Beamer to the confluence of the little Colorado and if you have not done  that you should; it's a must. In 2007 I had to face a 12hours storm at the bottom of Lipan point, absolutely terrifying and not to say of the drop of temperature from 35°C to 5°C in a few hours. It was in early June. Snow waited at the rim!
Your last video is a great sum up of your 5 days and I wish I were there!
Again congratulations and many thanks for sharing those exhilarating moments!

Claude PARIS-FRANCE

#3 Thanks for the pics Posted by Steve on
Thu Oct 27, 16:41 EDT 2011

I enjoyed this presentation immensely. My group is planning a Boucher-Hermit trek next month, and your photos allowed us to see what's ahead in great detail. I've hiked Boucher before, but it was a long time ago. I remember it being a bit of a white-knuckle ride, and my knuckles are white as I look at your pictures. Thanks much. 

#4 re: Thanks for the pics (in reply-to message #3) Posted by Andrew on
Thu Oct 27, 20:30 EDT 2011

Glad you enjoyed the report, Steve.   Good luck with your hike!

...Andrew

#5 Fabulous Trip Report Posted by Steve on
Sat Dec 05, 10:27 EST 2020

Just finished my own "Hermit Loop" hike last October. You haven't lived if you haven't witnessed the noctilucent cliffs of the Inferno at Salt Creek in Grand Canyon, towering impossibly all around you, mutely glistering under a full moon. What a beautiful website.  What a great way to share your experience.  I want to do one like it.  How hard is it?  How expensive is it?  I'm going to finally have the time in my retirement.  Feel free to email me at myaddressisnoneofyourbusiness AT cox.net  P.S.  I noticed that your Salt Creek Overlook schematic says Horn Creek Campsites.  You mean Salt Creek Campsites.  The text at the bottom has Mohave Point and Hopi Point backwards (the photo has it right).  But the Horn Creek Canyon schematic may also have the Points reversed.  Hopi Point is at the easterly end of the Hopi Wall, of course. 

#6 re: Fabulous Trip Report (in reply-to message #5) Posted by Andrew on
Mon Dec 07, 14:48 EST 2020

 Thank you - I have fixed the caption and the image.  Note that in order to see the fixed image, you may need to force-reload your browser's image cache.
 
...Andrew 

Steve wrote:

Just finished my own "Hermit Loop" hike last October. You haven't lived if you haven't witnessed the noctilucent cliffs of the Inferno at Salt Creek in Grand Canyon, towering impossibly all around you, mutely glistering under a full moon. What a beautiful website.  What a great way to share your experience.  I want to do one like it.  How hard is it?  How expensive is it?  I'm going to finally have the time in my retirement.  Feel free to email me at myaddressisnoneofyourbusiness AT cox.net  P.S.  I noticed that your Salt Creek Overlook schematic says Horn Creek Campsites.  You mean Salt Creek Campsites.  The text at the bottom has Mohave Point and Hopi Point backwards (the photo has it right).  But the Horn Creek Canyon schematic may also have the Points reversed.  Hopi Point is at the easterly end of the Hopi Wall, of course. 

 

#7 re: Fabulous Trip Report (in reply-to message #6) Posted by Andrew on
Mon Dec 07, 14:52 EST 2020
 To answer your question about the website (and thanks for the compliment), the answer is, in my particular case, a lot of time.  It's basically coded from the ground-up and requires a lot of maintenance.   However, it does allow me to completely customize the way that it works.    In order to do something similar yourself, you'd need to be comfortable with setting up a web application (both the front end and the back end, including creating some sort of back-end database to hold your content).  In my case, I'm using a mish-mash of front-end code (a bit of jquery, a bit of angular, a bit of bare javascript) and on the back-end, I've got some JSP Pages and some Java backend code (both running on a Tomcat Web Application Server).   That backend code then  interacts with a mysql database.

And I've got the whole thing running on a Linux Server that I keep up to date. 

 

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