Grand Canyon News Week of May 19th 2014

Here’s how to avoid Grand Canyon traffic jams
Here’s how you can avoid long admission lines and crowded parking lots at this summer: Park your car in Tusayan and hop on the free shuttle bus.

Source: AZ Central
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Grand Canyon Program Targets Invasive Species
For decades, vegetation managers at Grand Canyon National Park have been removing invasive, non-native species to preserve and protect the park’s ecosystems and all of the components.

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Arizona boy with muscular dystrophy gets help to live Grand Canyon hike dream
A 14-year-old boy who can’t walk nonetheless made it 10 ragged miles to the floor of the Grand Canyon, where his fondest wish was granted: He got to sink his feet into the emerald waters of the Colorado River.

Source: NY Daily News
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Family Adventures: Ready, Set, Grand Canyon!
The Grand Canyon National Park is a wonderful place for families; they can experience together one of nature’s most amazing accomplishments.

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Area women ready to tackle Grand Canyon bucket list hike
When Leigh Kelley began asking friends if they wanted to hike from the north rim to the south rim of the Grand Canyon, she didn’t think anyone would be interested.

Source: The Joplin Globe
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Water pipes top Grand Canyon’s maintenance list
A busted pipe that cut off a water supply for hikers at the Grand Canyon this week is the latest sign of aging infrastructure that could cost up to $200 million to replace.

Related:  Tusayan Route Shuttle Bus “Park and Ride” begins May 28

Source: Post Bulletin
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Grand Canyon Backcountry Camping to Require Reservations
Starting September 1st 2014, campers can use the National Recreation Reservation Service to make reservations in the remote northwestern part of Grand Canyon National Park. Reservations can be made up to four months in advance.

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Nitzky: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim brings it all to runners
Sometimes, there are no words to describe an experience except from the runners themselves, and the description is most vivid during the experience.

Source: Coloradoan
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Carnett: Grand Canyon was worth the wait
Except for time spent in the military, I’ve lived all 69 of my years in Orange County. I was born, raised, educated and married here, and pursued a career, raised a family and retired here as well.

Source: Daily Pilot
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