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GRAND CANYON & SEDONA 2013

 
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2013 GRAND CANYON & SEDONA DestiNATION Trip
Oct 10-15, 2013 (Thur - Tues) - Williams, AZ
 
DestiNATION
2.5 - 5.0 (Varies)
PLUSH
6.0
$699* + Airfare
Pay-It-Now by June 30, 2013 to take advantage of this discount!
*There is an additional fee to pay online. PayPal deducts approx 4% from every dollar that you pay online.
Please add 4% for every dollar paid online and enter the total cost in the "Donation amount" box.
 
 
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THE GRAND CANYON & SEDONA DestiNATION TRIP
GTD's DestiNATION Program is designed to introduce you to some of the most amazing God-awesome works of creation found within our own nation. Our goal is to bring people to God's breathtaking works of art and allow God to move, inspire, and deepen our faith in Him. The Bible states a simple, but profound truth - creation reveals a Creator:
 
 
<>< Romans 1:20
20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature.
 
 
<>< Psalms 19:1
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
 
 
Oftentimes we are so surrounded by man-made things that we are only reminded of the concrete testiments of man. It becomes easy to forget the power of God as we stop noticing the evidence of His power - creation. One of the many ways that God speaks is through His creation. It's one of the ways He humbles us while at the same time fills us up with deep appreciation and even deeper faith.
 
The GRAND CANYON & SEDONA Trip will rock your world! Over the course of 6 days GTD will take you to one of the seven natural wonders of the world as well as other amazingly beautiful places. We will explore the majesty of God's creation and even chase after a few adventures along the way. And that's not even the best part, we will also explore the majesty of God's presence through daily devotions, praise & worship, and nightly challenges from the Bible as we hang out and have fun together.
 
This trip will challenge you and potentially change your life as you grow closer to God, make new friends, encounter some new adventures, and visit some of the most incredible places in our nation... and even in the world! And one more thing... unlike most GTD events, we won't be camping... DestiNATION Trips are designed to appeal to all levels of adventurers and all ages by providing more comfortable accommodations. You're going to absolutely LOVE this trip!
CREATIONISM
- LESSONS ON CREATION FROM DR AARON WALP -
We are very excited to have Dr Walp returning to teach about creation!
OPTIONAL HIKE OF A LIFETIME!!
- ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME MEGA MARATHON HIKE -
- - -
OPTIONAL 26.2 MILE RIM-TO-RIM ONE-DAY HIKE
This is a hard hike that requires serious training. 26.2 miles in 15 hours!!
It also costs an additional $145/person.
 
 
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Check out this raw footage from our hikes into the Grand Canyon!
 
 
ABOVE: Footage from our Rim-to-Rim Hike

BELOW: Footage from our Plateau Point Hike
 
 
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GRAND CANYON & SEDONA TRIP

(Doug's family trip to the Grand Canyon in 2010)
EVENT:
The GRAND CANYON & SEDONA DestiNATION Trip
DATE:
Oct 10-15, 2013 (Thur - Tues) (6 Days / 5 Nights)
COST PER PERSON:
$699 + airfare (and approx 7 restaurant meals)
PAY-IT-NOW DISCOUNT: $599 (Save $100/person)
PAY-IT-NOW "TWO FOR" DISCOUNT: 2 for $1098 (Save $300 per pair)
TO REGISTER:
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREGISTER!!
Call or email to sign-up! Pay $100 online or by check to lock-in your spot.
START TIME:
Flight must arrive at PHX Sky Harbor Int Airport (Phoenix, AZ) by Noon MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Thur Oct 10, 2013
ENDING TIME:
Flight must depart at PHX Sky Harbor Int Airport (Phoenix, AZ) after 8am MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Tues Oct 15, 2013
LOCATION:
AZ (Phoenix > Williams > Grand Canyon > Sedona > back to Phoenix)
MAIN BASE:
Williams, AZ
MAP & GPS:
Click here for MAP | GPS: 3515.463'N; 11158.311'W
CANCEL DATE:
No Cancel Date!
MIN. PEOPLE:
2
MAX. PEOPLE:
30
AGE RANGE:
All ages
ACCOMMODATIONS:
- Fully Equipped Cabin(s)
Private
- Usually Secluded
- SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS -
There are no one-person rooms. Unless married, rooms & large beds are shared by same gender participants.
ADVENTURES:
- DAILY DEVOS & NIGHTLY BIBLE STUDIES IN ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING SECTIONS OF CREATION IN THE WORLD!!
 
 
 
 
- 12+ CANYON OVERLOOKS!
(Including Most of These Overlooks: Trailview, Maricopa Point, Powell Point, Hopi Point, Mohave Point, The Abyss, Monument Creek Vista, Pima Point, Hermits Rest, Yavapai Point, Mather Point, Pipe Creek Vista, Yaki Point, Grandview Point, Moran Point, Lipan Point, Navajo Point, & Desert View)
 
 
- MULTIPLE POINTS OF INTERETS
(Including Some of These Points of Interest: Desert View Point Watchtower, Verkamp's Visitor Center, Shrines Of The Ages, Yavapai Geology Museum, Grand Canyon Visitor Center, & Tusayan Ruin & Museum)
 
 
 
- SUNSET AT THE GRAND CANYON & MULTIPLE PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
- DAY HIKE INTO THE CANYON (1-12 miles round trip) (OPTIONAL)
(This is an optional hike on Bright Angel Trail that leads down into the Grand Canyon to Plateau Point for a closer view of the Colorado River. Although the complete hike is 12 miles long - 6 miles each way - hikers can do as few miles as they desire and return back to the starting point or relax in the canyon. All hikes into the GC are steep & strenuous)
 
 
- RIM-TO-RIM MARATHON ONE DAY MEGA HIKE(26.2 miles) (OPTIONAL)
(This is an optional once-in-a-lifetime hike from the North Rim to the South Rim. It's very hard and very challenging! Training is required. For those signing up to do this hike you will have to complete a series of training hikes including a 24 mile one day hike at the location of your choice. This hike will cost an additional $145 to cover shuttle services and lodging at the North Rim. All hikes into the GC are steep & strenuous)
 
 
- FREE-DAY AT THE CABIN
 
 
- DINNER IN WILLIAMS AT ONE OF THEIR WESTERN TOWN RESTAURANTS ON THE FAMOUS ROUTE 66
 
 
- LUNCH, FUN & "POLAR BEAR CLUB" SWIMMING AT SLIDE ROCK STATE PARK (INCLUDES OPTIONAL  WATERFALL SLIDE & CLIFF JUMPING)
 
 
- SIGHTSEEING IN AMAZING SEDONA, AZ
 
 
- NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS TRIP:
White Water Rafting (Not Available) (4+ hours away)
The Skywalk (Not Available) (4+ hours away)
Havasu Falls (Not Available) (4+ hours away)
North Rim (Not Available) (220 mile drive from South Rim)
REQUIRED WAIVERS:
[Please print & complete prior to arrival]
(Any participant under 18 must
also have parent/ guardian
sign each waiver)
PHOTO ALBUMS:
Click here to see some pictures from previous trips.
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF CABIN WE WILL BE STAYING IN
For our first 4 nights we will be staying in a cabin just outside of Williams or Flagstaff, AZ. Cabins are usually located on secluded and private land. We will be living in style in a fully furnished cabin which comes with a completely equipped kitchen, full size bathrooms, fully furnished bedrooms, as well as a "mother-in-law" room and/or a sleeping loft, a wood stove or fireplace, multi-car garage, washer, dryer, barbeque grill, and firepit!  Wow, the time away from the Grand Canyon will be almost as amazing as the time there... almost!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS YEAR'S ACCOMMODATION CHOICES*
*Minimum double occupancy required in order to reserve a room
(Individuals signing up have less room choices. We try to set aside at least 1 room per house for same gender individuals to share.)

As soon as a couple pays for their trip they get to pick their room.
First come, first reserved!
   
   
   
 
ABOUT THE GRAND CANYON
 
- The Grand Canyon is One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World -
 
EXCERPTS FROM WONDERCLUB.COM & NPS.GOV
 
- The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is the largest gorge in the world - a 290-mile-long gash across the face of the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona. Rim to rim, it measures up to 18 miles across, with an average width of 10 miles; its average depth is one mile. Within this Delaware-size area of eroded rock rise mountains higher than any in the eastern United States... the Colorado River drops 2,200 feet over nearly 200 rapids as it roars through the Canyon toward the Gulf of California. Numbers, though, tell only part of the canyon's story and merely hint at the magic of its myriad hues, strata, spires, and gorges. The place is more than the sum of its parts - so much more that neither the eye nor the mind of the beholder can encompass more than a small part of it at one time. As John Wesley Powell, whose party in 1869 became the first to traverse the canyon by river, wrote, "You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted."
 
- Nearly five million people see the 1 mile deep Grand Canyon each year. Most of them see it from the South Rim which is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.
 
ABOUT SEDONA, AZ
 
EXCERPTS FROM VISITSEDONA.COM
 
Often called "Red Rock Country" Sedona is a four seasons playground for everyone - whether you're into history and archaeology; arts and culture; shopping; outdoor sports... imagine doing all this in a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. This picturesque city is surrounded by red-rock monoliths named Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. At the north end of the city is the stunning Oak Creek Canyon, a breathtaking chasm that is wildly wonderful. Located in Arizona's high desert under the towering southwestern rim of the vast Colorado Plateau, the city of Sedona is blessed with four mild seasons marked by abundant sunshine and clean air... Almost the entire world knows that Sedona, strategically situated at the mouth of spectacular Oak Creek Canyon, is a unique place. Characterized by massive red-rock formations, as well as the contrasting riparian areas of Oak Creek Canyon, the area surrounding this beloved community is considered at least as beautiful as many national parks.
 
 
ABOUT OUR MAIN ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITY DETAILS COMING SOON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
DAILY AGENDA OVERVIEW
THU
FRI
SAT
Arrive at PHX by 1pm
Meet @ Rental Car Area
Orientation
Drive To Williams (Lunch)
Drive to Cabin
Dinner in Williams
Buy Groceries
Impact Point
Relax
Breakfast @ Cabin
Morning Devos
Drive to Grand Canyon
Vistor Centers & Overlooks
Lunch (R2R hikers leave)
Overlooks & Points of Interests
Grand Canyon Sunset
Dinner in Tusayan
Return to Cabin / Impact Point
Breakfast @ Cabin
Morning Devos
Drive to Grand Canyon
Hike In or Optional Activities
Pack Lunch @ Canyon
Hike Out or Optional Activities
Dinner in Tusayan
Return to Cabin
Impact Point
 
SUN
MON
TUE
FREE DAY
Breakfast @ Cabin
Morning Devos
R&R or Optional Activities
Lunch @ Cabin
Cabin Games or Opt Activities
Dinner @ Cabin
Impact Point
Campfire
Breakfast @ Cabin
Pack Luggage / Depart Cabin
Slide Rock State Park in Sedona
Waterfall Slide / Cliff Jump
Lunch In Sedona
Tour Sedona
Drive to Phoenix / Hotel
Dinner in Phoenix
Closing Ceremony
Breakfast @ Hotel
Return Rental Car(s)
Arrive at PHX Airport at 6am
Goodbyes
ABOUT THE MEALS
Our source of meals will come from a combination of restaurant meals, cabin cooked meals, and backpacker/picnic style meals. All meals prepared at the cabin are included with your cost, but restaurant meals & backpacker meals are not included. The cabin has a fully functional kitchen with a full size refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, toaster & coffee maker. After arriving at the cabin we will go to the grocery store in Williams to purchase our groceries & backpack meals for the week. We will eat as a group whenever possible. Please refer to the Daily Agenda Overview to see when we will eat each type of meal so you can budget & plan accordingly. There are approximately 7 restaurant meals, 6 cabin meals, and 1-2 backpacker meals.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Full time guides, event planning, bedding & pillows, six meals at the cabin, rental car(s), fuel, accommodations (cabin & hotel), Grand Canyon National Park entrance fees, Slide Rock State Park entrance fees, day hiking at the Grand Canyon, multiple overlooks, multiple points of interest, tours of Sedona & Williams, God-awesome swimming holes & waterfall slide, cliff jumping, devotions & spiritual emphasis, a lifelong memory!
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Airfare, restaurant meals, backpacker / picnic meals, snacks, optional activities, day hike backpacks, water bottles, items listed on checklist (see below).
PAYMENT OPTIONS
GTD events can be paid for with cash, checks, or debit / credit cards. To pay online with a debit or credit card scroll to the top of this link and click on the Pay Now button. Click here for cash & check payments.
GTD ALSO OFFERS PAYMENT PLANS
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
GTD
1.888.697.2479 (GTD Main Office - Toll Free)
727-394-9483 (GTD Main Office - Tampa Bay area)
727-692-0250 (GTD On-Call cell phone)
727-692-5296 (GTD cell phone - Doug Garner)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
928-638-7888 (Visitor Center)
 
 
LOOKING FOR GTD's 2014 GRAND CANYON TRIP?
 
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LOOKING FOR GTD's 2014 GRAND CANYON TRIP?
 
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GRAND CANYON TRIP CHECKLIST
>>> LIMIT: 1 REGULAR SIZE PIECE OF LUGGAGE PER PERSON <<<
GEAR
CLOTHING
TOILETRIES
MANDATORY GEAR:
[ ] "Travel" Bible
[ ] Food money
[ ] Sm Flashlight w/ New Batteries
[ ] 2 Water Bottles
[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[ ] Poncho
[ ] 2 Plastic Bags (wet clothes)
[ ] 2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[ ] Glasses/Contacts (if needed)
[ ] Necessary Meds (if needed)
[ ] SIGNED GTD WAIVER 1
 
 
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[ ] Camera
[ ] Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[ ] Extra Money
[ ] Insect Repellent (travel size)
GENERAL CLOTHING:
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight.
 
[ ] Cabin Clothes
[ ] Restaurant Clothes
[ ] Activity Shorts
[ ] Activity Shirts
[ ] Sweatshirt
[ ] Seasonal Jacket
[ ] Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[ ] Activity / Hiking Shoes
[ ] Sandals / Flip Flops
[ ] Shade Hat
[ ] Swimsuit(s) & Towel
[ ] Socks
[ ] Underwear
TOILETRIES:
Warm showers will be available.
 
[ ] Soap
[ ] Shampoo
[ ] Toothbrush
[ ] Toothpaste
[ ] Deodorant (please bring!)
[ ] Brush / Comb
[ ] Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[ ] Razor
[ ] Shaving Cream
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 

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