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Tanner-Escalante Loop, Grand Canyon National Park, AZBACKPACKER editor Jon Dorn and his wife have a tradition: They've been celebrating New Year's Eve in the backcountry for almost a decade. In 2009 they did a 40-mile, 5-day hike beneath the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. (Photos by Jonathan Dorn)
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The head-spinning view of Tanner Rapids from an overlook just off the trail. This image was taken on the morning of our third day. I crawled to the edge of the cliff, extended my arm over the 400-foot drop, and snapped away.