Tuesday, September 2, 2014
In the News: National Park Service to Require Permits for "Rim to Rim" Hike/Run
The National Park Service recently announced that as of September 15, a permit will be required for groups between 2 and 30 to make the "rim to rim" hike or run due to an increase in rescue calls caused by the growing number of amateur athletes attempting the trip. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, park officials believe this will allow them to keep better track of who is on the trails and help them manage their stretched resources.
You can read more at http://online.wsj.com/articles/grand-canyon-to-charge-runners-a-fee-1409353672