Thursday, May 26, 2022

Bright Angel Trail from the South Kaibab Trail

 Here's a bit of perspective (or maybe not...the vastness of the Canyon makes it difficult to see how big/far things really are).  I took this picture from Cedar Ridge on the South Kaibab Trail.  The part I circled is a bit of green that is part of the Bright Angel Trail (above Devil's Corkscrew, I believe).  It was a little daunting at 6:00 in the morning to realize that the green spot I could barely see was where I would be walking back up five hours later.  Daunting...and exciting.  :)

GREAT day on the trail.  

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HIKE TO THE RIVER AND BACK IN ONE DAY unless you've been training specifically for this hike, have plenty of food and water, have a good plan, and are doing it in spring or fall.  Heat kills (and makes it VERY unpleasant if it doesn't kill). See this post for details:

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Sunrise on the South Kaibab Trail

You can't see me very well, but here's me at sunrise at the beginning of my Grand Canyon trek (down South Kaibab and up Bright Angel).

What fantastic views!

See this post for details (and warnings).  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HIKE TO THE RIVER AND BACK IN ONE DAY unless you're highly prepared and understand what you're getting yourself into.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Grand Canyon warnings

 Here's one of the signs they put near the beginning of trails down into the Grand Canyon:

Nice visual, isn't it?

Take it seriously if you haven't prepared and don't have a good plan.

If you HAVE prepared and have a good plan (and are leaving at dawn, as you can see from the coloring of the pictures), have a fantastic time!