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jgreenerunsI'll be back for more  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014


I picked the wrong shoes to wear. You DO NOT need hiking boots, sneakers are plenty.
I packed way too much. Just a couple of snacks and a sandwich would have been plenty.
I want to go back to enjoy it again with better footwear and less weight on my back.
Posted Apr 13, 2015 3:13 pm

DieselR2R  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2013


Down North Kaibab, up Bright Angel. Solo hike. Competed in 7 hours & 45 minutes nonstop hiking (no running). It felt great. The most annoying thing were the foreign tourists at South Rim who never give the right of way to hikers coming up.
Posted Nov 12, 2014 10:06 pm

abrennalinerush"Once In a Lifetime"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014


That means I don't have to do it again, right? (Kidding. Mostly.) October day hike down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. Trails are a little too busy for my liking, but that was expected. Gorgeous day, gorgeous strata! Remind me to eat more if I ever do this again.
Posted Oct 13, 2014 12:15 am

utahguy058Try it with a bike on your back!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2014


It's hot in the inner canyon! That's all I am gonna say about that! I lied, it's not; I have to admit that was the hardest part for me, I am not a fan of being hot. The scenery was top notch! The company was splendid, and after a long day the final push out feels slow. For me it wasn't as bad as I imagined, I felt great the whole way, just a bit slow the final 1.5 miles out. Went from N. Kaibab and out Bright Angel. On the way out we saw a man carrying a mountain bike on his back out of the canyon, now that is hardcore! He wins.
Posted Oct 12, 2014 11:25 pm

Foxy Long BottomsR2R2R  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014

Foxy Long Bottoms

down Bright Angel, up north rim, down north rim, up south Kaibab. TOTALLY AWESOME!
Posted Apr 22, 2014 10:39 am

RaymondShevskyTell your grandchildren  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010


R2R as a dayhike in fall 2010 and 2011.
Posted Dec 20, 2013 2:02 pm

ttalleySecond R2R2R  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2013


Went with a friend this year and didn't bring all the camping gear. We left the South Rim down the South Kaibab at 4am and made it across to the North Rim in 8 hours, then got caught in a storm for a bit on the way back and trudged back up the South Kaibab in 10 hours, making for quite a long day. Beautiful hike and full moon as a bonus!
Posted Dec 18, 2013 3:36 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: North Kaibab-Bright Angel-North Kaibab  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013


Did the Rim to Rim to Rim hike over 3 days. The last was a brutal uphill in 100+ degree weather. Definitely a life changing experience though.
Posted Jun 22, 2013 5:23 am

Vic HansonRR then RRR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2013

Vic Hanson

Did the S. Kaibab down and Bright Angel up on Mar 23 as my final training for the Rim to Rim to Rim a week later. For the RRR we started down the S Kaibab at 4:00am, reached the north rim in 6 hr 40 min, was back at the top of the S Kaibab in 13h 18m 16s. My goal was 15 hours or less so I was very pleased. It was my first RRR and longest day hike ever by 10 miles. A long ways from the record time but not bad for 64 years old. God is good!
Posted Apr 10, 2013 2:42 am

splattskiRe: RR then RRR
Remarkable! Congratulations!
Posted Apr 11, 2013 8:08 am

ttalleyFirst R2R2R  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2012


First time hiking R2R2R (or anything at the Grand Canyon). I started at 10:30 a.m. down South Kaibab, left Phantom Ranch at 1 p.m. Stashed my sleeping bag, thermarest and bivy at Cottonwood at 3:30 p.m. and headed to the North Rim. Arrived at North Rim in the dark at 7 p.m. and headed back to Cottonwood hoping to be able to just pick up my stuff and keep going. I felt great when I arrived at Cottonwood at 10 p.m. so I picked up my stuff and hiked to Phantom Ranch, arriving at 12:30 a.m. Then I started the long slog up the South Kaibab. It was quite a long hike up for me and I finally arrived at the top at 4:45 a.m! Total hike was 18:15. Next time, I'd definitely take less gear (probably 15 pounds less) and see if I could cut off an hour or two on the way back up. All in all, it was an epic hike and glad I finished!
Posted Nov 13, 2012 6:54 pm

utahjimkN Rim to S Rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012


N Kaibab to Bright Angel TH, in one tough day. Enjoyed it, but recommend spending a night or two in the canyon.
Posted Oct 29, 2012 2:26 pm

skorpeoHardest day hike of my life  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2001


Ouch, ouch, ouch
Posted Aug 4, 2012 12:29 am

mg1779R2R2R  Sucess!


Have done this hike twice now. Can't wait to go again.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 1:17 am

runbyu1Run it a half dozen + times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 1993


Ran Rim to Rim the first time when I was eleven---took just under 5 hours from North Rim to South via Bright Angel. I've run it many times since with the Sojourners Running Club and also with friends. Running up Kaibab was interesting a few years ago---ouch. A lot of times, we go do Havasupai the next day. Incredible marathon training.
Posted Mar 18, 2012 8:10 pm

HyadventureTriple Rim  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011


South to North and back in 19 hours. A very nice, cool day made the hike easily tolerable. My advice to others who plan to do this; the details count! research, plan, execute.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 2:27 pm

pingzingrNorth to South (2 day)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Great hike into the Canyon. Went north to south with a camp at Phantom Ranch. The temperature swings were pretty insane too. 35 degrees at 0545 at North Kaibab TH and 113 degrees at 1530 along the Colorado at Phantom Ranch (78 degrees!). Overall a great trip and enjoyable. In the future I would probably look to do it earlier in the spring or later in the fall.
Posted Jun 27, 2011 2:14 am

TonkaGreat day - S to N  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011


It's the Grand Canyon what can you say. Had great weather, met good people and we're successful. Good steady pace with plenty of rest and in in 11 1/2 hours.
Posted Jun 14, 2011 1:20 am

JenniferJRe: Great day - S to N


It was great to meet you and your girlfriend on the trail. You two are great hikers! Thank you for lending us your pocket knife too! The OC Hiking Club and Unique Hikers on http://www.meetup.com/ are doing Whitney this summer. I'm on the Whitney waitlist for the unique hikers trip with Barb. Krai is doing Whitney with the OC Hiking Club.
Posted Jun 16, 2011 4:40 pm

LadyWawaVia Arizona Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010


Headed down North Kaibab early in the morning and went up Bright Angel. It wasn't the easiest thing with my thru-hiking gear to do in one day but what a beautiful day it was. Highly recommended!
Posted Jan 27, 2011 8:11 pm

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