A trip report from the Thunder River — Deer Creek loop

The Thunder River — Deer Creek loop trail in the Grand Canyon is a lollipop loop that begins by descending from the North Rim and features creeks, waterfalls, and a wide variety of terrain, from dry, hot desert valleys, to lush creeks and waterfalls.

The various trip reports I read…


When I was training and planning for my backpacking trip (Thunder River — Deer Creek, 5 days, end of May), one of the big questions I had was whether I would actually use a sleeping bag—or if it would just be 44 oz of dead weight I’d be carrying up…


Hello there! This post shares highlights from my gear list while backpacking the Thunder River — Deer Creek Loop in the Grand Canyon.

Here’s my full trip report from May 2021.

We completed the Thunder River — Deer Creek loop over 5 days at the end of May. This trail…


Hello there! I recently finished a 5-day backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon (the Thunder River — Deer Creek loop), and learned so much on this trip I’m breaking it up into multiple posts. You can read my trip report here, or scroll down for more links.

For this post…


Hello there! This post shares how we handled water carrying & cacheing while backpacking the Thunder River—Deer Creek Loop in the Grand Canyon.

Here’s my full trip report from May 2021.

We completed the Thunder River — Deer Creek loop over 5 days at the end of May. This trail…


Hello there! I recently finished a 5-day backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon (the Thunder River — Deer Creek loop), and learned *so much* on this trip I’m breaking it up into multiple posts.

Here’s my day-by-day trip report from May 2021.

a woman hiking in the grand canyon, with a view of cliffs and the Colorado River.

Let’s talk about food storage. I had read…


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Alyse Mason

Founder @Flexandflow. More writing at alysemason.substack.com

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