Our trip was simply amazing and I am so glad that when I began looking for a guide company that I happened upon your website. Since I like to support local industry (I’m from Mesa, AZ), I chose your company. My friend, who is from North Carolina, and I wanted to do something awesome involving hiking the Grand Canyon (she had never been, nor had she ever hiked) and we chose the Grand Canyon Complete (May 28-31).
Everything about the trip was beyond what I even knew to expect. I was both excited and apprehensive about the trip as I am not the fastest of hikers. That fear was quickly put to rest from the moment we stepped onto the trail. I cannot imagine a better guide than Scott. He is one of the most grounded, patient, and steady of people I have ever met. From now on, every time I hear “Zen”, I will think of Scott. He was a pure “guide” and simply led the way as each of us hiked our own hike. I loved how he told us about the geology, culture, environment, and included many details along the way. The food on the trail was absolutely amazing. Scott did a fantastic job putting together our snacks and the lunches along the way. I’m used to packing bars, beef jerky, and salty snacks, and Scott prepared incredible food. The first day we had awesome turkey wraps. The second, we had a smorgasbord of salami, cheese, crackers, stuffed olives, carrots, hummus, and more. And, the third, he prepared some of the best chicken salad I have ever had. In the information you sent, you said we would not be hungry and would not lose weight. You were absolutely right. And, Scott, carried all of the food!
The day we went to Buckskin Gulch, Scott suggested we head to a secret spot he knew of. It was incredible! We were the only ones there.
The accommodations at the lodge were amazing, as was the restaurant. The next time I head to the North Rim, I am definitely staying there. The trip to Horseshoe Bend was wonderful, as I have never been before. And, the float on the Colorado was amazing.
Scott took us on trails that were not heavily trafficked, which was fantastic, especially since it was Memorial Day Weekend. It truly felt like we had the canyon to ourselves.
I cannot thank you and Scott enough for the amazing experience. It was one of the best of my life. I do not know how you can offer the trip, including accommodations and food, for the price you have. The value quotient was off the charts.
I have already told all of my hiking friends, as well as colleagues who are interested in hiking, about Four Season Guides. Two are already checking out the trips you offer. I definitely am planning to take another trip with you, and, hopefully, with Scott. The only problem is figuring out which one I want to do next. They all look great. When I take hiking trips, my friends and I plan out all of the logistics, which can be fun. However, it was wonderful to have someone take care of everything and show me places I would not have otherwise considered or known about.
You have a top-notch company, and a phenomenal guide in Scott. I think he will always remember us because he said he’s never had a group so interested in the gift shops! Thank you all for being so amazing!
All my best, Tiffany G.