South Kaibab Grand Canyon Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2006
Second time to Phantom ranch within a week. Came down Bright Angel and went up South Kaibab. Just love the hike after Indian Gradens. Love the Vishnu Schist and the Zoraster Granite. Used Yak track walker as there was ice present at the start of the trail.
Awesome one-day run from the South Rim to the North Rim (via Bright Angel and N Kaibob) and back (via N and S Kaibob). Next time I'll descend the S Kaibob and ascend the Bright Angel as the S Kaibob is a grueling steep nasty climb after a full day out. In total (not counting the 3 mile walk back to Mather Campground (no shuttle service after 7:30pm)) was 46 miles, 11,400' of gain, 17 hours.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe