Andy in the Rockies

Trip reports, videos, and photos from hiking, climbing,
and mountaineering adventures in Colorado and beyond.

Grand Canyon Rim-2-River-2-Rim Hike
May 12, 2007

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Dad has always talked about wanting to hike down into the Grand Canyon so when Chris Gerber invited me to join him and his crazy ultra running friends for a trip down there I thought it sounded like the perfect opportunity.

While the real hardmen and women RAN from the south rim to the north rim and back a few of the saner among us hiked from the south rim down the South Kaibab Trail to the Colorado River and Phantom Ranch. Then we turned around and hiked up the Bright Angel Trail back to the south rim.

It was really hot down in the canyon (113o F in the shade at one point) and the round trip took us over 13 hours. We had a good time though and the scenery was spectacular.

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