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Grand Canyon - South Rim - AZT #37, AZ
2011-05-2810 by
 
Northwest, AZ
 
Hiking23.68 Miles   8 Hrs   23 Mns    3.21 mph
1,189 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break  
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joe bartels
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Long day setting up a day hike from Phoenix, but a nice relaxing day nonetheless. Left my house to meet up with Denny a few minutes before 3am, returned home around 10:30pm.

Most of the day we were in ponderosa pine forests with only slight changes in elevation. Like segment 36, this segment was a challenge to find cactus but we did find a couple...see photos for evidence. :) So far we have done 25 segments and have seen some sort of cactus on every one!

It wasn't until the last 3/4 of a mile that the canyon came into sight. We hiked together until the last 3 or 4 miles, then I had to just take off so I could push myself a bit. Just before I got to AZ64 near the edge of the canyon I saw a really nice sized garter snake or gopher snake, and saw a stream of emergency vehicles zipping down the road from Grand Canyon Village. Turns out someone hit a pine tree off the side of the road pretty hard, no doubt totaling the SUV but hopefully those in the vehicle were OK.

Went through the South Kiabab Trailhead to the edge of the canyon, where a maintenance crew was working hard. Then headed back to the parking spot we found about 0.6 miles away, just off of AZ64. When the rest of the guys made it about a half hour later, emergency crews were still there. We left and parked on the road for about 45 minutes to an hour more before things cleared out and we could head back. Grabbed some Wendy's in Flagstaff on the way back, then we all headed home.

Thanks to Denny and Bruce for driving again!
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