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Old 02-23-2010, 05:25 AM   #1
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Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

Disabled Explorers is fullfilling a "bucket list wish"....not that our participant is going to die anytime soon. He just has always wanted to see the Grand Canyon and the Wheelchair Accessible Van for Expeditions will allow him to really enjoy his adventure. However he has a limited schedule for travel so..

This will be a fast dash from Phx to Toroweap on Friday March 19th, some hanging out and maybe driving on Saturday, then a slower return on Sunday checking out some sites along the way.

We are opening up this trip to 3 other rigs who would like to join DE, of course 1st preference will go to folks who are willing to donate to help cover the cost of getting our participant the trip of his dreams, or if you are willing to be the picture taker, video shooter or such.

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/tuweep.htm

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Old 02-23-2010, 06:05 AM   #2
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Re: Disabled Explorers North Rim of the Grand Canyon March 13-16

Is Toroweap snow/mudfree that early in the season?
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: Disabled Explorers North Rim of the Grand Canyon March 13-16

A fast dash on that road to Toroweap in March?

Call the ranger station in St. George first.

They don't even grade it until late April, do they?
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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Re: Disabled Explorers North Rim of the Grand Canyon March 13-16

good comments and thus the reason for posting...
I will make some more phone calls, my first look into the route showed no issues.
Thanks for the tip on calling St George
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Re: Disabled Explorers North Rim of the Grand Canyon March 13-16

The SW deserts have been getting tons of snow this year, it might not be clear that early.
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Re: Disabled Explorers North Rim of the Grand Canyon March 13-16

I'm in New York, but should be out west in May and would love to find some people here who'd like to do the Mojave Road.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:30 PM   #7
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

11 days till our adventure..the forecast has a 60% chance of rain a couple of days before our outing, I really hope it either doesn't rain, rains lightly or rains and passes before we get up there

As much as I would like to reschedule this we are locked into our participants travel plans which can't change.

It would be good to have another rig along for safety and security..anyone willing to take a Friday off work and come have some fun with our Canadian visitor?
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

I'd love to come do it but I'd get stuck. You got any other runs coming up soon?
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:53 PM   #9
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

Funny this came up
I JUST left Ricks Trailer Supply here in San Clemente, CA
and Paul was checking out my transflow readout display
and told me i just GOTTA to to Toroweap

If anyone else mentions it that will be three times, and i will
have to Jump in Wilson and go now !
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Re: Disabled Explorers Toroweap Grand Canyon March 19-21

From St. George it is 90 miles of bad dirt road. And they probably haven't been plowed yet this year. No services, no water, no food, pit toilets, handicap accessible. And worth the trip. Been twice and will go again.

As mentioned above, call before you go:

St. George Interagency Visitor Center:
345 E. Riverside Dr
St. George, Utah 84770
435- 688-3246

Toroweap (Tuweep) is a marvelous place. Where else can you camp in a National Park for free? And have views 3000' straight down to the Colorado River?

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/tuweep.htm
http://www.rvinteractive.com/rvguys/Toroweap/index.htm

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