Looking for a partner or two to backpack to Rainbow bridge on the northern route, departing 4/21 (Easter Sunday). Planning 3 nights along the trail. It's about 34-35 miles round trip. If you don't have a high clearance vehicle, I can get us to the trailhead. A permit is needed from the Navajo nation. It should cost $12 per day, and it can take several weeks to get the permit if you're doing it by mail. You can also go into one of their offices.
Hey Joe. Unfortunately, I already got my permit set for 4/20-4/23 on the north route. What days are you thinking of going? I talked to someone on backpackinglight.com that I think is heading out on 4/25.