Took Charles' suggestion and hiked down South Kaibab and up Bright Angel with a group of Outdoors Club friends. We had chilly weather above, and a 90F beach scene at the river, a swing of close to 70 degrees between lunch time and camping that night. Piped water was flowing at two points by the river. The Grand Canyon delivers constant jaw-dropping scenery, even more so than Sierra trails. Amazing.
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.
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