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Hiking the Grand Canyon in June ’09


For those of you who are interested, I will be hiking through the Grand Canyon this June with my girlfriend, my buddy and his wife.  The four of us will be hiking from the North Rim –> South Rim –> North Rim.  Some people refer to this as the rim-to-rim-to-rim hike.

This will be my second time hiking through the Grand Canyon and I can’t wait.  I’m planning on writing another post about what you need to do in order to hike through the Grand Canyon – e.g, logistics of getting a backcountry permit, time of year to go, gear, etc.  So, if you’re interested in this info, leave a comment along with any questions you may have!

Filed under: Backpacking, Camping, Grand Canyon, Outdoor, Travel

Glass Skywalk at the Grand Canyon


grandcanyon-skywalk.jpgOn March 28, 2007, visitors to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon will be able to walk 70 feet past the rim on a glass skywalk and be 4,000 feet above the Colorado River (more pics at Gizmodo).

Personally, I don’t think this should have been built – the Grand Canyon is one of the most gorgeous natural wonders and they are building this huge ugly structure right on it. In my opinion, if you want to see the Colorado River or the bottom of the Canyon, then hike into it (yes, I admit I’m a bit biased since I’ve hiked through the Grand Canyon).

Well, at least the skywalk won’t be at the South or North Rims…

Filed under: Grand Canyon, Thoughts, Travel

Boston Seaport Hotel adds touchscreen computers to rooms


Planning a visit to Boston? Interested in gadgets? Then book a room at the Boston Seaport Hotel because they’re adding touchscreen computers (named Seaportal – yeah, pretty lame) to some of their hotel rooms. Currently, they have 25 rooms outfitted with the Seaportal and plan to have 100 rooms with it by the end of 2007. Specifically,

“The computer and installed services, called Seaportal, will consist of a freestanding, flat-panel computer monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard (exact specs not provided).”

The only issue with this hotel is it’s location – it’s not in the middle of Boston but a great place if you’re attending a convention/event at the World Trade Center (Google Map).

Filed under: Boston, Hotel, Travel