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.
Hiked the Bright Angel trail to the Phantom Ranch. It was an epic day hiking with my almost 69 year old father. My brothers and I got him there, but we paid the price by being on the trail about 5 hours too long. As a result we got caught in a 10-15 minute hail storm with hail as big as marbles. It wasn't fun to say the least. We got him out of there in a little over an hour of the time that it took to get down. Having climbed enough mountains, I can say that the GC from the Bright Angel trail is far easier than any mountain I have ever done.
Started at the North Rim and made the way down to Bright Angel Campground 14.2 miles away at the Colorado River. My group of 3 was lucky to get the last minute permits for the campgrounds. One night was spent at Bright Angel and another night at Cottonwood Campground about half way back to the North Rim.
The GC is amazing indeed. Did some nice hiking while enjoying the fantastic views.
4 days in the Canyon with perfect weather (maybe a bit too warm on the long slogs). Checked out the Royal Arch and Elves Chasm - very cool indeed. Rather enjoyed all the scrambling and wetness but not the 3-layer blister I received on the way out. Insane!
Grandfather took me out along the South Rim. Took the train in and saw most of the touristy sights. Amazing place indeed.
Hardest 7 hours of hiking I've ever done.
This was my second time into the Canyon and and second time down the New Hance. Despite the dire warnings of this trail, I found it to be pleasant and straightforward...as well as spectacular! My first time was in November of 2005.