Grand Canyon R2R Study May 21-22

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  1. Ahcuah

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    My latest Grand Canyon Association newsletter says that the University of New Mexico will be doing a study of Rim-to-Rim hikers/runners on May 21-22, 2016.

    The announcement is looking for volunteers to take data over that time period. They also note that

    IMPORTANT: The research team is NOT recruiting volunteers to attempt a Rim-to-Rim hike. It is
    not recommended that individuals without the requisite experience attempt to do so independently.
    Volunteers assisting in this study will be assisting researchers in the collection of data at trailheads on
    the South Rim or North Rim. Volunteers with significant hiking experience may be asked to staff a
    more remote data collection station at the Phantom Ranch Ranger Station.
    Folks here might like to volunteer.

    Or, if you are in the area, you might consider just doing a hike/run during that time period and becoming part of the survey/study.

    Here's a link to a PDF describing the study: http://files.ctctcdn.com/b2101116001/7de820fd-3698-4248-a172-fb84f71ba1b2.pdf
     
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    Can I move this to the Barefoot Hiking forum?
     
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    Sure. (And you don't need to ask.)
     
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    PS. I wasn't sure to post it in "running" or "hiking" since the study refers to both. Maybe it should be in both.
     
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    Done. One copy with pointers to both forums.
     

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