Grand Canyon National Park Climber's Log

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shknbke

shknbke - Apr 25, 2006 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2006

Rim-Rim-Rim via Kaibab  Sucess!

Went with a group who many of which had done the Rim-Rim-Rim before and ended up getting to hike half the way with Gerry and Jennifer Roach! It took 17.5 hrs at a moderate pace with short breaks. I ran about 4-5 miles out of the 44 mile day. I have felt worse on mountains, but this is a different kind of pain. The final 4700' back to the South rim was killer. See my TR.

Quadaxial

Quadaxial - Apr 16, 2006 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2005

January is the perfect time for the Grand Canyon!  Sucess!

Left the South Rim via the Bright Angel Trail. Perfect weather the whole way. Very crowded and icy at the top, but not too bad below Skeleton Point. Saw the Grand Canyon Maverick on our way down.

Bill562

Bill562 - Apr 5, 2006 3:43 am Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2006

Grand View hike

Hiked with my 10 year old down Grand View trail

KevinEldon

KevinEldon - Mar 26, 2006 3:05 am

Tanner to Grandview  Sucess!

Took the Tanner down to the Colorado, followed the Escalante Route over to Hance Rapids, then took the Tonto up to the Grandview and the Grandview out of the canyon. Took it slow... 5 days. Excellent hiking, narrow trails, excellent exposure, a slot canyon, 50ft vertical climb w/ 45lb pack, and compacted snow climbing w/ wicked exposure at the end. Gotta love it!

sbkelley

sbkelley - Mar 23, 2006 3:53 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2006

Route Climbed: New Hance to Grandview Point loop  Sucess!

One of many trips that I've done down the Canyon - this was done via the Red Canyon/Grandview Loop with camps at Hance Rapids and Horseshoe Mesa. A foot of snow on the rim slowed us down and made the New Hance Trail trickier to follow than usual. Great weather, though. I know I'll keep coming back again and again.

cp0915

cp0915 - Feb 16, 2006 6:43 pm

Grand Canyon  Sucess!

A number of things (including quite a few of the temples) ~

-Cheops Pyramid
-O'Neil Butte (2x)
-Coronado Butte
-Escalante Butte
-Cardenas Butte
-The Sinking Ship (2x)
-Whites Butte
-Unnamed Butte (6,633)
-Cedar Mountain
-Grandview Benchmark
-Desert View Point
-and The Battleship;

...a number of times, over a number of years. I've also done some canyoneering in Marble Canyon.

A beautiful place that everyone should see at least once (but preferably every year).

Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Jan 18, 2006 2:27 am

Route Climbed: Bright Angel Trail Date Climbed: June 1991  Sucess!

On vacation with my family we took the Bright Angel Trail to the bottom and back up. It was a great time. I remember it being very hot and I had no water. I would love to go back.

Brett A - Jan 14, 2006 1:22 am

Route Climbed: Bright Angel Date Climbed: 1/12/06  Sucess!

2.5hrs down, 3hrs up. First time in the canyon, pretty amazing.

Rileywyna

Rileywyna - Jan 12, 2006 1:37 pm

Route Climbed: Bright Angel Date Climbed: may 1996  Sucess!

With my wife to be on a trip to Vegas. Made it within a 1/2 hour of the bottom before we thought it best to turn around. An amazing place!!!!!

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Jan 6, 2006 2:59 am

Route Climbed: South Rim to South Rim Run Date Climbed: 5-5-05  Sucess!

Down Bright Angel to Phantom and Back up Kaibab in 4+ hours. Great scenic run

Smith93

Smith93 - Jan 2, 2006 4:52 am

Route Climbed: South Kaibab/ Bright Angel Trails Date Climbed: April 9-13, 2005  Sucess!

When we first arrived at the Southern rim of the Canyon it was snowing so we held up in a hotel for the night. The next day the storm and the snow had gone and we began our decent of the South Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranch. We stayed on the bottom of the Canyon for two nights and enjoyed the scenery and the Lemonade at the Phantom Ranch cafe. The hike out on the Bright Angel Trail was actually pleasant until it got later in the day and it stared to warm up. Watching the stupid tourists coming down the trail in tennis shoes and carrying bottles of Sparklets water was amusing.

I would love to go back and do this hike again or to maybe do a North Rim to South Rim trip.

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Dec 21, 2005 12:12 pm

Route Climbed: Bright Angel Trail/South Kaibab Date Climbed: March 2000  Sucess!

Started hiking with my wife Mary at 5:30 AM. Some ice on trail. Incredible scenery and hiking. You haven't seen the Grand Canyon until you have hiked down into it. One of my favorite day hikes ever.

Michel C

Michel C - Nov 28, 2005 12:39 am

Route Climbed: S. Kaibab Trail Date Climbed: Nov 2005  Sucess!

Very nice souvenirs, and very beautiful trail..

eviltwinash - Nov 7, 2005 2:44 pm

Route Climbed: South Kaibab in, Bright Angel out Date Climbed: Nov 2-3, 2005  Sucess!

Perfect time to hike. Not too cold up top and almost didn't need a sleeping bag at the bottom.

rleclair

rleclair - Oct 6, 2005 2:35 pm

Route Climbed: R2R via North Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails Date Climbed: September 30, 2005  Sucess!

What an incredible experience! This was a brother's trip across the Grand Canyon in 1 day. We started on the North Rim as recommended on many trail report pages and descended down 5000' over 14 miles to the Colorado River. The trail is relatively easy with the only thing to watch for is mule dung and the occasional rattlesnake. We ascended via the Bright Angel trail - a 4000' gain over 7 miles. In total, 23 miles in 12 hours.



The NPS does a great job of warning people not to do a cross canyon trip let alone a trip from the Rim down to the river. You definitely have to be in shape for this one, but it's a rewarding experience. We met the wife of old timer named Maverick (79 years old) who has hiked 1000 mile this summer in the Canyon and has completed numerous Rim to Rim trips. I hope I can do that when I'm 79....

wbass

wbass - Sep 11, 2005 11:33 pm

Route Climbed: S. Kaibab, Bright Angel, Hermit, Grandview, Tonto, New Hance/Red Canyon, Escalante Rte, N. Kaibab

. . . and we'll keep adding routes. Camping at the beach at Red Canyon for two nights is a treat.

SkydiveKen

SkydiveKen - Jul 4, 2005 9:26 pm

Route Climbed: South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch to Bright Angel Date Climbed: December 15-19 2003  Sucess!

Winter is the best time to be here.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - May 23, 2005 1:13 pm

Route Climbed: Bright Angel Trail (down) / South Kaibab Trail (up) Date Climbed: 08 June 2003  Sucess!

A long and hot hike. The first time I reach a summit lower than the starting point.

hyperbolictans

hyperbolictans - Mar 30, 2005 5:37 pm

Route Climbed: South Kaibab-Bright Angel Date Climbed: 27th March 2005  Sucess!

A wonderful hike, A nice kaleidoscopic tour from the reddish sandstone colors of the upper cliffs to the green of the Tonto plateau and finally the 'lost world' views of the cliffs immediately above the Colorado river. 8hr 45min. trailhead to trailhead.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Mar 30, 2005 3:48 pm

Route Climbed: Grandview Trail and Hermit & Boucher Trails Date Climbed: March 1999

We day hiked these two trails from the south rim trailheads while we were overnighting in a motel in Tusayan. On the Grandview we hiked down to Horseshoe Mesa and Pete Berry's cabin ruins. On the way up we came across a backpacking group that had a hiker suffering from dehydration (yes, even in March!). They had sent someone back to the rim for help and as we neared the rim we saw a helicopter land on the mesa to pluck off the poor guy.



Two days later we hiked down the Hermit and Boucher Trails to a turnaround below Yuma Point, for a nice 10 mile RT hike. Where the Boucher trail circumnavigates the head of Hermit Creek gorge, the trail is exposed in places, so watch your step.

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