The Winter Rim to Rim trip was great and so was Bob. I’ve led group trips before (non-professionally) and as a result of my previous experiences I had a great appreciation for Bob’s skill and demeanor. He’s very efficient, and the food he was whipping up really blew my mind at times. He got along well with everyone, knew the Canyon very well, and was very good at judging the strength and capabilities of everyone in the group.
The packs were comfortable, the tents were solid, the sleeping bags were light and warm, and the thermarests were greatly appreciated. You guys know how to run a good trip, and I would certainly consider another trip with you should I head out that way again.
Your advice on what clothing to take and what to leave behind was spot-on. I ended up with very little stuff in my pack that wasn’t necessary, which is always nice. I had a great experience and consider my valuable time and money to have been well-spent. And thanks so much for getting that dinner at Phantom Ranch lined up. That was sweet!
Thanks so much, Dave!