Guy Busted For Planning 139-Person Hike in the Grand Canyon

March 29, 2022

Joseph Don Mount will not be legally visiting any national park in the state of Arizona for two years ater being busted for organizing a hike of 139 people in 2020 on a rim-to-rim hike at the Grand Canyon. The park allowed max group sizes of 11 people, and forbids would-be megagroups from splitting into smaller groups to skirt the rules. Park authorities say Mount was aware of the rules but kept right on planning the trip and recruiting hikers anyway. Adventure Journal