It has been sometime since I have posted any pics, as I have been more into canyoneering of late and did not think those pics were of interest on a hiking site (although I have seen some lately). Anyway, I thought this adventure might be of interest to some Grand Canyoners looking for a little something extra while at Bright Angel Camp/Phantom Ranch. Upper Phantom Canyon: We took the Utah Flats route (steep scramble) up and out of the BA campground at the upper bridge, and then dropped into Phantom just above the upper falls. The upper falls is the only semi-technical spot and there is usually a rope there for a hand-line (bring webbing as a backup), some may not be comfortable with this and need more. This is not for the casual hiker. Until someone writes one here, there are several write-ups out there if you Google. Enjoy! : )
A campfire must be extinguished by drowning it with water, stirring with a shovel, and repeating that process until the campfire is cold to the touch. A campfire is still a danger if it has any trace of heat, and must not be left or abandoned. Wildfires can begin by abandoned campfires that rebuild heat on windy days and then blowing embers ignite surrounding grasses and brush.