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
A 51 mile Rim to Rim to Rim with Michael(smudge), Chris(miztflip), Eric(thebeave7), Charles(CharlesD), Kari, and Joy. Unbelievably hot (110-ish) day made conditions less than ideal.
Can't wait to get back this fall (Oct/Nov) for a shot at a sub-12 hour double crossing!
with thebeave and crew...a hot 51 miles. Can't wait to do it again in cooler temps.
Did the one day full 50 miles, starting at the Bright Angel TH, down S Kaibab, to N Kaibab, back up Bright Angel. Temps were atrocious, probably the hottest day of the year, and near record temps. Midday peaked at over 110 in the Box and around Phantom Ranch. The heat hit us all pretty hard, making the return trip slow, very very slow. Hiked with Chris, CharlesD, Chris F(Mitzflip), Michael(Smudge), and Kari. Definitely would not do that again under those temps.
South Rim to Phantom Ranch. We stayed at the Bright Angel Campground. Great four day trip. You have to love a hike that you can get a cold beer at the end of the trail
Went out with a vegitation crew from the grand canyon trust and cleaned out tamarisk with a group of friends over 5 days, absolutely awesome! went down south bass trail to copper canyon, got the opportunity to explore copper canyon from top to bottom, cant wait to go back again someday
A few days down the Hermit and along the Tonto and back.
Visited this popular place. But will hike Rim to River and back at least. If I have enough energy and days, I will do Rim to Rim to Rim.
Spent several nights in the Canyon, covering Tonto Planteu, river and rim. This natural wonder never ceases to amaze me. Magical.
Hiked to the river and back up with my parents and brothers. We took turns supporting our parents up the last few miles as their knees were shot, the sun was going down, and there was still patchy snow on the ground. Good bonding experience and a fun hike.
There was fresh snow on the trail going down, and of course the rangers said crampons were necessary, but not having any, I went ahead and did it anyway, with no problem. Just over 6 hours roundtrip. A great hike, fabulous views.
Wow, this hike was amazing. Decsended the South Kaibab, and the colors were something else. Camped at Phantom Ranch and came back up Bright Angel the next day. Coming up was grueling. I can't beleive my dad made it. Hats off to him. Its a must-do hike.
I have made several trip to and into the Canyon. I have yet to do a rim to rim trip though.
Hike from the North rim to the river and back 30(?) miles and the last 5 are the steapest. It was nice soaking my feet in the ice cold river. Nice to be able to buy a cold drink and make a call from Phantom Ranch.
With only a few hours to spare on the road trip, I hiked around the rim from the village to watch the sun drop below the horizon. Hopefully will be back next summer to spend more time at this amazing place.
First time and loved every minute there
Took my wife and son to Phantom Ranch for Christmas dinner. What an awesome spread. We spent three nights at Bright Angle campground lounging around and playing with my 18 month old son Adam. It was his first over night trip into the backcountry. Planned to take two days climbing out but the weather took a turn for the worst. Instead of staying one more night at Indian Gardens we pushed on to the top. We got within a mile of the south rim before the snow started.Grand Canyon pics and a passing mule train video
Bright Angel Trail Christmas 2007:
Great trip with the crew. See the trip album.
Hance Grandview Loop, November 23-26 2006: Great trip with my dad. See trip report below:
What an amazing run! Did a one-day R2R2R double-crossing with Peter Sanders (pksander), Todd Croke, and Yasuyo Kitano (Todd and Yasuyo did S Rim to Cottonwood and back for 32 miles). Went down the Bright Angel, up the N Kaibob to the N Rim, back down the N Kaibob to the river and out via S Kaibob. Totals: 17hrs 30min, 46 miles, 11,300' of elevation gain. Amazing... a must-do ultrarunning classic!!
Photos: R2R2R Photos