It's hard to say enough about Eb Eberlein
and his contribution to our successful
hike across the Grand Canyon.
Three novices to the backcountry wanted to do something they have never done before. Eb and his organization
took care of all the planning, provisions, and equipment. Our job was to get in shape.
Much to our delight, Eb was so much more than a trailguide. Like our first night after dinner when
Eb brought out his traveling guitar and sang a few of the country/folk songs that he has written
over the last 22 years.
Eb has been a cook, a taxi driver, a fire fighter, a logger, a handyman, and a teacher.
He has backpacked, with and without pack animals, across much of Arizona and has worked
in nearly every western state.
During the water crisis at Phantom Ranch, he provided the Ranger Talk in their absence and
entertained with a few songs as well.
Eb has a collection of his songs on CD. When I listen to them I am instantly transported back to the Canyon.
Get You a Stream puts me back at Bright Angel Creek while Raven on the Red Wall brings back images of the rims
Eb's company Sky Island Treks merged with another company a while back. I understand that Eb is a tour guide
for Hydros Adventures. If you use them for your Grand Canyon
excursion, you should certainly ask for Eb.