We had a fantastic trip. Really enjoyed the scenery, and impressed with the organisation. In particular - all plans seemed to come together as described, equipment was fine, good quality and "worked." I was especially impressed with Ryan Williams - capable, engaging, experienced, hard-working, informative and the list could go on!
I thought the group size was just right, and that it all went very well, leaving us with amazing memories, and a desire to return as soon as funds allow!!
My only minor concern is a cultural one, and I'm not sure how you can address it - with a New Zealand background we are not used to the concept of such generous tipping, and without a discreet conversation with someone else on the trail would not have considered this. I have since found that there is an article on your website relating to this but being not so well prepared I hadn't really taken that in. So personally I would have preferred any service charge to have been included in the original price. But I recognise that most people are aware of tipping, it's just us antipodeans that are different.
In summary a great time with a great guide, and I will be recommending your organisation to anyone considering this adventure. Many thanks.
By Steven B. on 2012-12-08
I have to say, the Rim to Rim hike was one of the best experiences of my life. Obviously the landscape was unbelievable. Craig was amazing, full of great information, and very helpful, nice, funny... The food was very good, much better than I expected for a backpacking trip - Craig cooked, cleaned and made sure we enjoyed every minute of our trip. The gear was good, no complaints there. I'm very glad your website stresses training for the hike - I don't think it would have been nearly as enjoyable if I had not worked hard before going.
All in all I would recommend this trip, and Just Roughin' It, to anyone - and I have been!
By Kaylee J. on 2012-12-08