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Phantom Ranch 
Grand Canyon Arizona

Phantom Ranch is a comfortable oasis nestled at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It is tucked in beside Bright Angel Creek on the north side of the Colorado River and is the only lodging facility below the Canyon rim. The Ranch can only be reached by mule, by foot, or by rafting the Colorado River and is a popular stop-over point for hikers and mule riders traveling to the bottom of the Canyon via the famous Bright Angel or Kaibab trails. Open year-round.  
The ranch was designed by architect Mary E. J. Colter and completed in 1922. The rustic cabins and main lodge are built of wood and native stone and do not intrude on the natural beauty and solitude of the setting. Overnight accommodations at Phantom Ranch consist of dormitory spaces and cabins. Cabins and dormitories are heated and utilize evaporative cooling during the summer months. Website
Bearpaw Meadow Camp
Sequoia National Park  CA
Bearpaw Meadow Camp is located on the High Sierra Trail 11 miles (17.6 km) east of Giant Forest. This simple tent hotel is the only concession facility located in the backcountry of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. It offers accommodations, meals and limited supplies from mid-June through Labor Day. There is a small camping area for backpackers not staying at the tent hotel. Backpackers should note that the piped water there will no longer be treated or filtered due to the difficulty of maintaining this remote system to meet mandatory state standards for drinking water. The piped water will be labeled "nonpotable," and backpackers should be prepared to treat it themselves.

    Most of the guests find the 11.3 mile walk and 1400' elevation gain quite tiring, especially the last 1.2 miles up from Buck Creek.  You should take the trail seriously even though it is considered moderate.  Walking time to Bearpaw varies from five to ten hours.   The average time is 8 hours. Website
The High Sierra Camps 
Yosemite CA

The High Sierra Camps system in Yosemite is an opportunity to experience the remote backcountry in relative comfort of tent cabins with wood floors, beds and small woodstoves, fresh home-cooked meals, and hot showers. 
   The High Sierra Camps form a circle spaced roughly 6 to 8 miles apart, a comfortable days hike from one to the next.  You can do the whole circuit, see some mind-boggling scenery, fish, hang-out and take pictures in about 10 days.  You will undoubtedly want to stay a while at Vogelsang (hiking) or Glen Aulin (fishing). Website

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