Fun hike it was pretty snowy and windy at the rim but conditions improved as my group descended down to Phantom Ranch.
Hot day in April on BA Angel trail. 100 degrees at the bottom, but worth the sweat
I have visited the park several times but have yet to hike down to the bottom.
I have visited Grand Canyon many times, hiked South Kaibab, North Kaibab, Bright Angel, Hermit, Horseshoe Mesa. Many of these inner hikes were done as a day hike although the park discourages it, most solo. One of my favorites was a run down South Kaibab, nap at the ranch, and up Bright Angel - about 10 hrs.
over the years...
Hiked the BA trail
Down south K up Brighty.
South Kaibab to Tonto to Bright Angel = one of the most stunning hikes of my life! I am still undecided as to whether this hike or Zion Canyon is in first place.
Took the drive along the southern rim and tripped through a lot of snow on several different short jaunts to scenic overlooks. My Civic at the time barely had enough in it to make it through the decent amount of snow at the rim elevation, and still kicking myself for not bringing camping gear to hike down in and stay overnight.
To the rapids, very hot but very beutiful. To go between Hermit Creek Camp and Hermit Rapids I recommend stay in Hermit Creek instead of the trail, shorter and cooler.
We traditionally run from North Rim to South Rim on Friday and then do Havasupai on Saturday---makes for an incredible weekend. Makes for a sore Sunday and Monday!
Pretty cool trip staying at the Phantom Ranch and only carrying a day pack.
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.