My first visit to GCNP was in august 2011. Spent 4 days hiking here with my wife and 4 kids. Words do not suffice.
Bright Angel trail to Phantom Ranch, then floated river to takeout at Pearce Ferry (Lake Mead). I've spent much time on the North Rim; if pressed I'd have to rank this as my favorite place. I've visited once or twice a year for 20+ years.
Been here 40+ times. Just, awesome.
visited both North and South Rim, hiked around and inside the canyon.
a couple times when younger. this was the last time with my father. we only hiked a little. more photography...
It's like an inverse peak so it belongs here. Running across this amazing feature was the best run of my life, I really didnt want it to end, even after 40 + miles. 11 hours; Tr here: http://zoomloco.xanga.com/734677318/no-trophy-no-flowers-no-flashbulbs-no-line/
2 friends and I hiked down to Indian Gardens, spent the night then hiked to the river and back out the next day. I remember playing my harmonica along the trail and being blown away by the sound echoing off the canyon walls.
Down South Kaibab to the Colorado and up Bright Angel. Nice, strenuous dayhike. However, wasn't overly impressed with the Grand Canyon itself- slot canyons are way more fun and pretty.
R to R, South to North. Wow.
Been here twice so far, I'm sure I'll be back for more challenge some day! Best part of the first trip was the BIG bald eagle who flew right above my head as I was sitting to rest on a ledge. Unfortunately, too slow to get my camera out to catch it close-up!... Should go back to photograph these amazing big birds!
Hiked down to tanner beach and then day hiked to mouth of the little Colorado and back. Longest 20 miles of my life! Very hot in that region but little c is a great place to spend a day. Also have hiked to plateau point several times. I am addicted. Always thinking about returning.
With Dad and Aunt Amanda. Down Bright Angle Trail, Camped at Indian Gardens, across Tonto Trail to Horn Creek Campsite, then up the South Kaibab Trail. Nice weather and perfect temperature!
That canyon didn't stand a chance
Did the North Kaibab trail down to the river and back up at night. One hell of a day hike with my brother. I loved it so much that i must go back soon! It was 106 degrees at the river, but the water was FREEZING! Such a nice refreshing dip it was.
Went as a kid..
I came through on the Arizona Trail (Rim to rim- North Kaibab to Bright Angel). What a beautiful place to behold. I'd definitely come back. Amazing to see the sunrise and sunset on the Grand Canyon in one day. :)
Hiked from the south rim to Rhantom Ranch in 1974, then from the north rim to Roaring Springs in the 1990's.
We were there in the heat of summer both times and no one would hike with me below the rim. I am determined to get back and do a hike down to the bottom and back up.
While I was there in 2000 I did several short nature walks and exploratory hikes in the early morn and late evening and wish I taken more pictures.
I forget when i went, but loved it. wife and I hiked down south rim a couple miles then back up, didn't quite get to bottom, but truly great place.