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It was sort of a half-a$$ed comment, but then it turned into a concrete plan....somewhat. On somewhat of a whim & circumstance four of us...like-minded, same ability/speed, vacation gifted, Fat A$$es...decided to do the classic Rim to Rim to Rim in a couple of weeks. <i>Genus Loci</i>....as they say.<br>
So...any tips from folks who've run or even just spit off the edge of the Canyon?<br>
We're looking at starting/finishing at the South Rim...run down South Kaibab, up the North Kaibab to the North Rim, back down, & finally up Bright Angel & (hopefully) a pub for some frosty cold ones.<br>
The run itself seems straightforward...it's the ammenities/logistics that we are still looking into.<br>
I've only been to the North Rim once before.<br><br>
Thanks in advance
 

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nice!!!! when? who?
 

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I don't know much.<br><br>
Some of the people I just sort of barely know here in Portland are going down to do the R2R2R at about the same time. Most of them are in the Red Lizard club, maybe you'll see them.<br><br>
Too bad we can't cross paths, I'll be in Phoenix the weekend of the 28th.
 

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<b>Hippo and Mud,</b> while I cant give ya much info on running the canyon, let me know when each of you are here in Phoenix, id like to at least meet and say hi if possible. Shoot me a PM with info of when you will be here.
 

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Unfortunately, Phoenix isn't in the plans, Hippo & Frankie....it's really a whirlwind trip (October 18 to 21).<br>
Basically, leave on the Thursday & drive down in 2 days (from Vancouver!) & arrive on Friday. Run the Canyon on Saturday (Sunday as a back-up), & take 1 to 2 days to drive back.<br><br>
The team consists of 4 of us from Club Fat Ass. Ean is a former member of the Canadian 100k ultra team & he's trying to complete his 100th ultra by the end of 2008, Geoff is one of only 2 people to have ever completed 4 laps of Mountain Highway Madness (he was the 1st one), Rick just ran his 1st 100 miler this year & he is looking to complete his 50th ultra in 2008....& then there's me.<br>
There may be a 5th member...Dan did H.U.R.T. 100, Rock & Ice (Yukon), & Hardrock this year.<br>
First & foremost, everybody is great company & we've had many adventures/races together...I couldn't imagine a better group to run with.
 

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I hope you bring a camera!!! is Gilles coming? Tell him i say hi <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Gilles was invited, but I suspect he actually has to work now....he's probably depleted his vacation/travel fund after last summer....but I'll pass on the "Hello" nonetheless.<br>
The camera is a definite! I'm going to bring about 2G of memory so I can get some video as well.<br>
It's funny, but our only really big concern is that the pub is open when we finish...post run beer is mandatory!
 

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Wow! Canadians who drink beer. Who knew?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I second the camera!! We want pictures!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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I know...it's redundant, isn't it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br>
Btw...shouldn't you e running Baker Lake 50k today?
 

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Hey, if you need a place to crash and sleep on your way to the Grand Canyon you are more than welcome at our home. We have a room with a private bathroom that you could use. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> And we are right off of the freeway so it isn't a huge detour for you.<br><br>
Just a thought....
 

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Ummm...there are 4 of us..does that nullify the deal? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Seriously, that is a very generous offer!!! I'm the one responsible for working out the directions/driving details...so I was tossing around the idea of possible overnight spots....SLC is over 1/2 way there.<br>
PM me if you think it's still feasible. Since you have hung out with Gilles & Lucinda, you're like an adopted member of the Club Fat Ass family!
 

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I also have no advice but wanted to say I have never wished I was a fat ass as much as I do now. This sounds like a great trip.
 

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Party as solitude's house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wav.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wav"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Muddy, I am so excited for you!
 

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Tim, if it's any consolation, I've always thought of you as a Fat Ass,<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ...besides, you might remember Ean. He was at Michigan Bluff when his pace-ee dropped.<br>
I guess this just goes further to proving the 6 degrees of ultra-separation, waht between Solitude, Merigayle, & yourself...in this case, 2 degrees.<br>
Call it Fat Ass Contage-ass.
 

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I've been adopted by the Fat Ass family? Wahoo!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"> Bring me a shirt and we'll call it even! Medium, please. Or maybe small, if it is a mans shirt.<br>
You want to come party at my house, dontcha!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Meri, no party is the same without you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> Too bad you guys can't make it out for this. I just told my husband. He just looked at me like I was crazy. He thinks I can't feed 4 hungry men plus my family. That is SOOOOOOOO a challenge.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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I guess we'll have to fill a cooler with Canajun beer! Woohoo!<br>
I'll get the Chief Executive FatAss to rifle around for a T, but that's a given.<br>
This may actually qualify as the first-ever PRT Utah gathering! PaRTy...if you will. This is so frikkin' cool, Solitude...thanks in advance.
 

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I take care of my peeps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Lol about the first PRT party here. I met pcmarathonmommy and srlopez in Park City a few weeks ago for a race. Not sure how much of a party that way. There wasn't any alcohol involved.<br><br>
I forgot to mention that there is a 6 ft Love Sac in the basement that someone could sleep on.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5">
 
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