Grand Canyon National Park Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 223
Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Jan 6, 2004 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

One of My Favorite Places. Check the list below:  Sucess!

1993 August 08: Down Bright Angel 2 miles and return same.
1994 July 14: Down Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch and return same. (River dayhike #1)
1995 June 21: Down Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch and return same. (River dayhike #2)
1996 July 17: Down North Kaibab to Silver Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #3)
1997 July 17: Down North Kaibab to Ribbon Falls and return same.
1997 December 24: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach and return same. (River dayhike #4)
1998 May 06: Down South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch and return same. (River dayhike #5)
1998 May 07: Down South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #6)
1998 August 14: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #7; R-R hike #1)
1998 August 15: From lodge, Down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #8; R-R hike #2)
1999 January 05: Down Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch and return same. (River dayhike #9)
1999 May 22: Down Bright Angel to Phantom Ranch and return same. (River dayhike #10)
1999 May 23: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach and return same. (River dayhike #11)
1999 May 30: Down North Kaibab to Silver Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #12)
1999 August 24: Down Nankoweep about 5 miles and return same.
1999 August 25: Down North Kaibab to Roaring Springs and return same. I had more ambitious plans, but the North Kaibab Trail was closed past Roaring Springs due to storm damage.
1999 December 29: Down South Kaibab to Bright Angel Creek and return same. (River dayhike #13)
2000 July 02: Down North Kaibab to Silver Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #14)
2000 September 16: Down North Kaibab to Silver Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #15)
2000 November 25: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach and return same. (River dayhike #16)
2000 December 02: Down South Kaibab to Bright Angel Creek and return same. (River dayhike #17)
2001 February 11: Down Bright Angel to Plateau Point and return same.
2002 March 16: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach and return same. (River dayhike #18)
2002 May 25: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #19; R-R hike #3)
2002 May 26: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #20; R-R hike #4)
2002 December 31: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach, return same, and drive home to Vegas to watch fireworks on The Strip. (River dayhike #21)
2003 May 24: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #22; R-R hike #5)
2003 May 26: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #23; R-R hike #6)
2003 August 30: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #24; R-R hike #7)
2003 September 01: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #25; R-R hike #8)
2004 January 04: Down South Kaibab to Bright Angel Creek and return same. (River dayhike #26)
2004 May 29: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #27; R-R hike #9)
2004 May 31: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #28; R-R hike #10)
2004 September 04: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #29; R-R hike #11)
2004 September 06: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #30; R-R hike #12)
2005 May 15: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach and return same. (River dayhike #31)
2005 May 28: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #32; R-R hike #13)
2005 May 30: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #33; R-R hike #14)
2005 June 12: Widforss Point Trail to Widforss Point. Finally saw a California Condor.
2005 July 02: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #34; R-R hike #15)
2005 July 04: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #35; R-R hike #16)
2005 July 30-31: Hualapai Hilltop to Mooney Falls and return same.
2005 December 27: Down South Kaibab, across Black Bridge and Silver Bridge, and up South Kaibab. (River dayhike #36)
2006 May 27: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #37; R-R hike #17)
2006 May 29: From lodge, down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #38; R-R hike #18)
2006 August 06: Down North Kaibab to Eye of the Needle and return same.
2006 November 04: Down South Kaibab to Bright Angel Camp, up to Cheops Pyramid, and return same. (River dayhike #39)
2007 June 16: Down Bright Angel and up North Kaibab. (River dayhike #40; R-R hike #19)
2007 July 14: Down North Kaibab to Colorado River and return same. (River dayhike #41)
2008 November 30: Bright Angel trail, just down to the first switchback with DayHikerJr
2009 May 24: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #42; R-R hike #20)
2009 August 01: Down North Kaibab and up Bright Angel. (River dayhike #43; R-R hike #21)
2009 August 02: Down Bright Angel and up North Kaibab. (River dayhike #44; R-R hike #22)
2009 October 17: Bright Angel past Indian Garden, then to Plateau Point, then below Indian Garden again past Tonto East junction, then up Bright Angel.
2009 December 23: Down Bright Angel to Pipe Creek Beach and return same. Beautiful fresh snow the first morning after a winter storm. (River dayhike #45)
2010 March 19: Down South Kaibab to Black Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #46)
2011 April 29: Down Bright Angel to Tonto to South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch; up Bright Angel (up in 2:51). (River dayhike #47)
2011 May 28: Down Bright Angel, up North Kaibab, and along road to lodge. (River dayhike #48; R-R hike #23)
2011 July 10: Down North Kaibab to Silver Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #49)
2011 August 27: Down North Kaibab to Silver Bridge and return same. (River dayhike #50)

charles97

charles97 - Dec 10, 2003 11:47 am

Route Climbed: Rim to Rim to Rim Date Climbed: May 23, 2003  Sucess!

Well, this double crossing (or R3 as some canyon aficionados call it) has been on my list for a long time. I finally got the chance to do it. Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer (for everywhere else except Arizona). I found it to be plenty hot already. I did this hike over 2 days (had to stay at the North Rim since that was my first visit), and both days it was well over 100 degrees. Ouch!



A friend was organizing a north rim to south rim hike on the 24th, so I told him that I would hike over to meet them on the north rim and hike back with them. The trip to the north rim was quite a bit harder than going up the south rim. The stretch between Cottonwood camp and the top was an unrelenting 7 miles of steep grades! I was glad that I enjoyed the scenery too much to worry about my aching calves. Made the crossing in about 10.5 hours, just in time to meet up with the gang that drove to the north rim.



I had gotten some nasty blisters on the way over to the north, so I had seriously considered bypassing the hike back. But by morning, I felt better so I decided to go for it. It was quite the experience to hike into the canyon when you are already sore and achy, especially knowing how long you have to go and seeing everyone around you all fresh and happy. But again, the sheer pleasure of being part of that incredible landscape seemed to cure my ills. We made excellent time down, and took some time to loiter around Ribbon Falls. Absolutely amazing! I love that you can get right behind it and look out through the waterfall. (see picture).



After much pain through The Box area and hobbling Bright Angel with blistered feet, I finally made it out (among the leaders of the pack no less) in about 12 hours (including time spent at Ribbon Falls). Awesome experience, and some time I hope to do the double crossing in one day.

velodurt

velodurt - Sep 15, 2003 5:58 pm

Route Climbed: Havasupai Date Climbed: May 8,2003  Sucess!

This hike is awesome! Canyon splendor and waterfalls to boot! I would have to say that Havasu Canyon contains three of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen! As always, feel free to check out our extended trip report and tons of photos on our personal website at Natural Born Hikers

velodurt

velodurt - Sep 15, 2003 5:55 pm

Route Climbed: South Kaibab down and Bright Angel out(both times) Date Climbed: June 25,2000 and March 25,2001  Sucess!

Absolutely the quintessential canyon hike! It definitely keeps drawing you back once you have been there. To read a long trip report and see lots of photos feel free to check out our website at Natural Born Hikers

Scott

Scott - Aug 27, 2003 5:11 pm

Route Climbed: many routes Date Climbed: many times

Many routes and many canyons. All of my trips have been away from any trails since 1989. To experience "The real Grand Canyon" you must hike days away from any trails.

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 5, 2003 4:44 am

Route Climbed: down Kaibab/ up Bright Angel Date Climbed: July 81, 95, 99  Sucess!

I've done this route three times now. The Canyon is always beautiful. I've done the round trip in anywhere from 6 hours to two days, depending on my partner. If you hike or back pack, it's a must.

Mike Zastoupil

Mike Zastoupil - May 29, 2003 9:14 am

Route Climbed: Havasupai Date Climbed: May 18 2002  Sucess!

This is a great trip. I have done it several times and will do it again. The falls are spectacular and portions of the trail are breath taking.

big_g

big_g - Apr 24, 2003 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2003

Route Climbed: Hermit Trail to Tonto to Bright Angel  Sucess!

Wonderful six day trip on a little used section of backcountry. Reached Hermit Rapids and Salt Rapids. Saw 2 scorpions on the second last day.

Troop883

Troop883 - Apr 9, 2003 10:58 am

Route Climbed: Kaibab down and Bright Angel Date Climbed: April 5th 2003  Sucess!

Great trip for the troop - Brian , Kevin , Danny , Ansel ,Shea , Shane , Shea N. Adults - Gregg N , Bruce, Greg A. Snow on Sunday but great weather overall.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Mar 28, 2003 8:56 am

Route Climbed: North Rim to South Rim: North Kaibab start with Bright Angel Finish Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

One of my favorite hikes of all time. The north rim is the best kept secret of the Grand Canyon. A lot cooler, not as many tourons, and.....just nice. See our trip report with photos here.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Mar 10, 2003 11:45 am

Route Climbed: South Rim to North Rim Date Climbed: 9/6/01  Sucess!

Nice day hike. I motored down the south side trail pretty quickly, stopped briefly at the bottom, then the North Rim trail up. I think it is about 21 miles total. My first trip to the Canyon. Would love to spend some time exploring down there. My time was just over 6.5 hours. Looks like some great whitewater down there.

Troop883

Troop883 - Jan 13, 2003 1:14 pm

Route Climbed: Havasupai Date Climbed: April 2002  Sucess!

Great Hike. We hiked down on Sunday. Spent the rest of the day and all of Monday checking out the falls. We hiked back on Tuesday and back to Orange County

Adults, Gregg and Mike scouts Shea, Kyle, Brian, Kevin, Thomas, Scott and Danny. We will be back in 2004

theplugger

theplugger - Jan 5, 2003 5:19 pm

Route Climbed: Bright Angel Trail to Phantom Ranch Date Climbed: April 27, 1999  Sucess!

My husband, J, and I have been down in the Grand Canyon on several occassions and via several different trails. The only date I'm sure of is this one, our last visit into the Grand Canyon. It's an enchanted and addicting place. I'm not done with it yet.

Josh

Josh - Dec 11, 2002 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: Most recently a South-Rim-to-North-Rim-to-South-Rim hike/run Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

Each time I visit the Grand Canyon, I swear I'll never go back. I've been down to the Colorado River on 6 or 7 different occasions. I've taken the trade routes as well as done some more remote, multi-day loops. My most recent jaunt was an impromptu 44 mile South-Rim-to-North-Rim-to-South-Rim day hike/run in November, 2002.

markmay

markmay - Dec 8, 2002 9:58 am

Route Climbed: South Kaibab, Double Miners and Bright Angel Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

Nice loop, easy grade, lots o'traffic, lots o'donkey-dung, Great views. I prefered Hermit-Boucher Loop over the South Kaibab-Bright Angel Loop. The Cheops Pyramid and Oneil Butte are next.

darinchadwick

darinchadwick - Nov 23, 2002 10:38 am

Route Climbed: Down N. Rim, up S. Kaibab Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

Yep, doing this trail in the summer is stupid. Yep, it was hot. The north rim trail had lots of surprises. More water and wildlife than I expected to see. Some parts almost felt like a jungle. We drank watered down gatorade, highly recommended to replace salts, fluids, and energy.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Nov 12, 2002 6:10 pm

Route Climbed: South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch to Bright Angel Date Climbed: June 1991  Sucess!

Lesson: Drinking lots of beer at Phantom Ranch and hiking 11 miles out the next day do not mix.

John

John - Oct 31, 2002 7:30 pm

Route Climbed: Hermit Trail; Havasu Canyon Date Climbed: March 15, 1999; Oct 7-9, 1999  Sucess!

Hiked down to the Colorado River twice. Once via the Hermit trail with Josh (no mule dung!) - 18.6 mile dayhike. The second via Havasu Canyon - 42 miles over 3 days. The Havasu Canyon hike is my favorite hike of all time. It's just gorgeous. There is one small section of rope-assisted 3rd class (class 4 w/o the rope). Here are some photos: Hermit Trail, Havasu Canyon.

rpc

rpc - Oct 30, 2002 2:38 pm

Route Climbed: Two Date Climbed: Twice  Sucess!

South Kaibab/Bright Angel Loop. Mid March 2001. Second time in GC for us. Great backpack as well but much more crowded than the Hermit/Boucher loop in November year before. Great weather during the 3 days. Phantom Ranch area is a nice place to chill by the Colorado (on a sandy beach). Saw a bighorn sheep on The River Trail (name??) portion of the loop. Snapped many a picture of tourists on mule-back clad in "Mule Rider" (bright yellow, huge letters) rain parkas.

Want to come back to do a rim to rim backpack and would love to see more of the Tonto trail.



Hermit/Boucher Loop. Early Nov. 2000: My wife and I backpacked this little loop over 3 (easy pace) days. A classic backpacking trip!!! Beautiful scenery. Rain and hail on day 1, perfect weather for rest of time.

markmay

markmay - Oct 30, 2002 2:05 pm

Route Climbed: Hermit-Boucher Loop Date Climbed: October 27-29, 2002  Sucess!

Great Hike!!! 25 or so miles with plenty of vert. One might consider bringing a rope for lowering packs if they descend Boucher. Hikers shold be comfortable with a long airy traverse. Fantastic views the whole way. Lots of privacy on the Boucher Rapids.

Viewing: 1-20 of 223
Return to 'Grand Canyon National Park' main page