Grand Canyon National Park Climber's Log

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edevart

edevart - Apr 20, 2008 9:36 pm

The Canyon  Sucess!

Rim to rim as part of Everett Ruess Trail. Hiked into a closed north rim in April of 2001--had the campground on Bright Angel Point all to myself--not a single other camper there. Hiked into the canyon via North Kaibab trail and up to the South Rim via the South Kaibab.

Many other times while living in Flagstaff.

RedTreachery

RedTreachery - Apr 20, 2008 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2008

Can't Stand It...  Sucess!

The Grand Canyon itself is amazing, but I can't stand all the people at the beginning who are visiting and think because they've read the warning signs they can lecture you on if you're prepared enough... and I was. I was having trouble realizing how big the canyon really was when I started, then once I finished and looked down I could really take it all in.

Kenneth.alone - Apr 13, 2008 3:26 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2007

Wonderful  Sucess!

Wonderful place down there. I'll do it again.

jimegan

jimegan - Apr 10, 2008 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2003

RTRTR  Sucess!

South to North and return next day with Alan and Luba
Ditto route 10/13 and 14 2007 with Mike B et al

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Feb 8, 2008 6:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001

rim2rim, yawn  Sucess!

First time, it was unseasonably hot; 114F at the ranch.

Second time (2007) was great, until I got a horrible case of food poisoning after eating tepid pizza at the N Rim.

Yes, it is very pretty and amazing, and that's how I felt the 1st time around. But the 2nd time, I also noticed the mule poop a lot, and the vast hordes of people doing the same thing.

WyoNative

WyoNative - Jan 30, 2008 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007

Rim to Rim to Rim  Sucess!

Hiked rim to rim to rim on a beautiful autumn weekend; started from North Rim; spent night at South Rim via Bright Angel Trail; returned next day via South Kaibab to North Kaibab; total time approx 36 hours with one night's sleep. Have also hiked numerous times to river via Hermit Trail, North Kaibab, Bright Angel, South Kaibab, (Plateau Point). R to R to R ending at N Kaibab, May 29 to May 30, 2008.
R to R to R Oct. 24 to Oct.25, 2008. Tough hike this time. Came up North Kaibab Trail in the dark alone because the North side of the Grand Canyon is technically "closed".
January 2, 2009 Grandview Loop to Tonto Trail, 13 miles total.
May 23-24, 2009 R2R2R in 2 days.
August 1-2, 2009: R2R2R in 2 days.
Oct 17, 2009. R2R2R total time: 16 hours 36 minutes, down S Kaibab, up to the North Rim in 7 hours 24 minutes, with a return up Bright Angel from the North Rim in 9 hours 12 minutes. 45 miles total.

Blackmouth

Blackmouth - Jan 30, 2008 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2007

Awesome  Sucess!

If I knew that the dessert could look that beautiful I would have done this trip years ago.

jmc

jmc - Dec 21, 2007 9:01 pm

what can I say

that hasn't already been said

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 16, 2007 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1991

South Kaibab and Grandview  Sucess!

What you have to pay attention to is Ringtail cats.
They love to go through your backpack at night. Also,
a friend of mine was wearing flip-flops at the bottom
of the canyon, and got stung on the bottom of his foot
by a scorpion. Had to be escorted back up the trail
by rangers. Summer can be a challenging time to go.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 6, 2007 10:26 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 1994

Not so Bright Angel  Sucess!

Breakfasted at the rim on last day of a trip and was talked into a same day rim to river and back trip via Bright Angel, prior to our midnight flight. We scampered down (those warning signs don't apply to us, we thought)and had a nice lunch at Pine Creek Beach on the river. The trudge back up was long, hard and heat strokey. We deserved every broiling inch of it.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 9:47 pm

Hot.  Sucess!

I did the south to north hike during the first week of July. The scenery was awesome, but I spent most of my time cooling off in creeks. The rangers recommend this as a 4-day hike. I'd either crank it out in a day or pull a single overnight.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 13, 2007 11:03 pm

Re: South Rim

This is new ground for me. You're right! February is the
best time to go. I worked on the South Rim for 9-1/2 months.

TJ311

TJ311 - Nov 4, 2007 7:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Hike For Discovery  Sucess!

I was part of the "Hikers In Training" team. We trained for 4 months while raising money for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. It was a very rewarding experience. We hiked the Hermit Trail to Dripping Springs and back. (South rim)

CODave

CODave - Oct 29, 2007 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2007

S. Kaibab-Tonto-Bright Angel  Sucess!

My first trip to Grand Canyon, amazing! Descended S. Kaibab then West on Tonto trail then ascended Bright Angel.

rhlaird

rhlaird - Oct 17, 2007 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2007

R 2 R 2 R in 22  Sucess!

Down S. Kaibob to Phantom up N. Kaibob and back up Bright Angel. Left at 3:00 A.M. and back at 1:00 A.M. Fellow psychos were Colin Carnahan, Craig Oliver, Ryan Carter and Eric Smith. Perfect weather and truly a once in a liftime experience.

ridgegirl

ridgegirl - Oct 9, 2007 3:55 pm

Rafting

I didn't hike the rim trails, but I spent 28 days rafting through the canyon. It was an unforgettable month and a trip of a lifetime. In 2005 I spent three days hiking above and below Havasupai Falls.

icypeak

icypeak - Aug 23, 2007 7:51 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2004

South Rim  Sucess!

Spent 3 days exploring the canyon. February is a great time to go, no crowds. Can get a little chilly but the light sprinkling of snow on the rocks in the early morning is breathtaking.

stinkycheezman33

stinkycheezman33 - Aug 21, 2007 10:12 am

sunrise, south rim  Sucess!

absolutely beautiful...

ibndalight

ibndalight - Jul 24, 2007 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

South Kaibab  Sucess!

Hiked down to the bottom stayed in bright angel campground and slept under the stars then hiked out the next day. Make sure you get and early start no later than 5am otherwise it get very hot!

velodurt

velodurt - Jun 30, 2007 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2007

Rim to Rim  Sucess!

Our third time below the rim, but our first R2R. Hiked down the North Kaibab, stayed at Phantom Ranch 2 nights, hiked out via the Bright Angel. First day was near 110 degrees F...record high for the day, but then a front moved through and brought the best temps we have ever experienced in the canyon! Perfect! My new favorite hike! Trip report and pics on our website
Natural Born Hikers-Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

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