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Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Jun 28, 2016

Posted at June 28th, 2016
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Grand Canyon’s water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.

The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)

  • North Kaibab Trailhead: water ON
  • Supai Tunnel: water ON
  • Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water ON
  • Manzanita / Pumphouse Rest Area: water ON
  • Cottonwood Campground: water ON
  • Bright Angel Campground: water ON
  • Plateau Point: water ON
  • Indian Garden: ON year-round
  • Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water ON
  • Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water ON
  • Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
  • South Kaibab Trailhead: ON year-round

Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.

Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go “Green” and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Jun 27, 2016

Posted at June 27th, 2016
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Grand Canyon’s water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.

The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)

  • North Kaibab Trailhead: water ON
  • Supai Tunnel: water ON
  • Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water ON
  • Manzanita / Pumphouse Rest Area: water ON
  • Cottonwood Campground: water ON
  • Bright Angel Campground:water ON
  • Plateau Point: water OFF
  • Indian Garden: ON year-round
  • Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water ON
  • Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water ON
  • Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
  • South Kaibab Trailhead: ON year-round

Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.

Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go “Green” and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Jun 24, 2016

Posted at June 24th, 2016
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WARNING! Due to a Transcanyon Pipeline break there is no water available at Cottonwood Campground or Manzanita Rest Area. Day hikers and backpackers should be prepared to carry all drinking water or be able to filter or treat creek water for drinking purposes. Phantom Ranch is operating under water conservation measures. No water available at Bright Angel Campground or Boat Beach.

Grand Canyon’s water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.

The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)

  • North Kaibab Trailhead: water turned ON
  • Supai Tunnel: water turned ON
  • Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Manzanita / Pumphouse Rest Area: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Cottonwood Campground: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Bright Angel Campground: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Plateau Point: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Indian Garden: ON year-round
  • Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water turned ON
  • Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water turned ON
  • Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
  • South Kaibab Trailhead: ON year-round

Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.

Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go “Green” and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Jun 22, 2016

Posted at June 23rd, 2016
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WARNING! Due to a Transcanyon Pipeline break there is no water available at Cottonwood Campground or Manzanita Rest Area. Day hikers and backpackers should be prepared to carry all drinking water or be able to filter or treat creek water for drinking purposes. Phantom Ranch is operating under water conservation measures. No water available at Bright Angel Campground or Boat Beach.

Grand Canyon’s water supply comes from Roaring Springs, a natural spring located approximately 3,500 feet below the North Rim. Water is delivered via an aging pipeline that suffers multiple breaks a year. When the pipeline breaks, water stops flowing to the North and South Rims and sites along the way. Although large storage tanks provide ample water to rim locations, while the pipeline is being repaired water may or may not be available below the rim in the cross-canyon Corridor. Please remember, when hiking below the rim a method to treat water must always be part of your hiking gear.

The list below shows if water is on or off (if the pipeline is undergoing repairs water may be off temporarily)

  • North Kaibab Trailhead: water turned ON
  • Supai Tunnel: water turned ON
  • Roaring Springs Day Use Area: water turned ON
  • Manzanita / Pumphouse Rest Area: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Cottonwood Campground: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Bright Angel Campground: water OFF (pipeline break)
  • Plateau Point: water turned ON
  • Indian Garden: ON year-round
  • Bright Angel Trail, Three-Mile Resthouse: water turned ON
  • Bright Angel Trail, Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse: water turned ON
  • Bright Angel Trailhead: ON year-round
  • South Kaibab Trailhead: ON year-round

Seasonal water stations are usually turned off for the winter sometime between Oct 10th and 30th dependent on location and associated temperatures.

Water available (year-round) on the South Rim at the Backcountry Information Center in the lobby. Water available (year-round) on the North Rim outside the Backcountry Information Center. Additional water bottle filling stations can be found on the Go “Green” and Refill Your Water Bottles web page.

Plan Ahead and Prepare: A backup method to treat water, should the pipeline break, must always be included as part of your hiking gear. Backcountry hikers should always carry extra water.

It’s Dangerously Hot Inside the Canyon! HIKE SMART! – date posted Jun 21, 2016

Posted at June 21st, 2016
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Anyone who plans to hike into the canyon should take extra precautions to hike smart. Hikers should plan to hike before 10 am and after 4 pm, resting near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of the day. The National Park Service advises that anyone hiking in heat replace fluids and electrolytes frequently, do not wait until thirsty to start replacing fluids, drink small amounts often and alternate between water and a sports drink with electrolytes. It is also important to balance food intake with fluid consumption. Additional information about hiking smart in the heat is available at https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-smart.htm. Hiking in extreme heat can lead to serious health risks including;heat exhaustion, heatstroke, hyponatremia, and hyperthermia.

Indian Garden weather forecast http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.07886551800044&lon=-112.1207174649997

Phantom Ranch weather forecast http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=fgz&smap=1&textField1=36.1050&textField2=-112.0940

For more weather forecasts visit the National Weather Service’s website http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/

Zion Condor Chick Confirmed, Yet Faces New Challenges

Posted at June 20th, 2016
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The presence of a California condor chick has been confirmed in the nest cave within Zion National Park, but the male parent (Condor 337) has died despite treatment for high levels of lead in his blood. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/condorchick2016.htm

It’s Hot Inside the Canyon! – date posted Jun 10, 2016

Posted at June 10th, 2016
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Anyone who plans to hike into the canyon should take extra precautions to hike smart. Hikers should plan to hike before 10 am and after 4 pm, resting near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of the day. The National Park Service advises that anyone hiking in heat replace fluids and electrolytes frequently, do not wait until thirsty to start replacing fluids, drink small amounts often and alternate between water and a sports drink with electrolytes. It is also important to balance food intake with fluid consumption. Additional information about hiking smart in the heat is available at https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-smart.htm. Hiking in extreme heat can lead to serious health risks including;heat exhaustion, heatstroke, hyponatremia, and hyperthermia.

Indian Garden weather forecast http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.07886551800044&lon=-112.1207174649997

Phantom Ranch weather forecast http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=fgz&smap=1&textField1=36.1050&textField2=-112.0940

For more weather forecasts visit the National Weather Service’s website http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/

Tour of Utah Cycling Through Zion National Park

Posted at June 9th, 2016
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A demonstration ride is scheduled for August 1, 2016 as part of Tour’s Stage 1 https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/tourutahzion.htm

Excessive Heat Warning Issued – date posted Jun 3, 2016

Posted at June 3rd, 2016
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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Grand Canyon National Park. The warning is in effect beginning today Friday, June 3 at 10 am through Sunday, June 5 at 8 pm for areas below 4,000 feet in the canyon including Phantom Ranch. Temperatures at Phantom Ranch could reach 113 F/45 C. Areas above 4,000 feet including the South Rim will experience high temperatures in the 90s.

The National Park Service recommends not hiking below the rim during the excessive heat warning. Anyone who still plans to hike into the canyon this weekend should take extra precautions to hike smart. Hikers should plan to hike before10 am and after 4 pm, resting near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of the day. The National Park Service advises that anyone hiking in heat replace fluids and electrolytes frequently, do not wait until thirsty to start replacing fluids, drink small amounts often and alternate between water and a sports drink with electrolytes. It is also important to balance food intake with fluid consumption. Additional information about hiking smart in the heat is available at https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/hike-smart.htm. Hiking in extreme heat can lead to serious health risks including;heat exhaustion, heatstroke, hyponatremia, and hyperthermia.

All visitors to Grand Canyon should ensure they are drinking plenty of fluids, resting in shade during the heat of the day, watching out for signs of distress in traveling companions, and dressing appropriately for the weather.

For up-to-date weather forecasts please check the National Weather Service’s website http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/

Prescribed Burns Planned in Zion Canyon

Posted at June 3rd, 2016
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These burns are planned to be ignited during the week of June 6-10, 2016. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/pxburnzc.htm