Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

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SpiderLegs
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Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by SpiderLegs » Sep 04 2019 2:06 pm

Still awaiting the approval for a backcountry permit next month and looking for a couple of back up hikes to throw out to the rest of my hiking party if we don't get the permit. One is flying in for his annual trip with me into the GC, so want to make sure he isn't disappointed.

So far we've both have already done R2R, R2R2R, Rim to River and I just did SK to Tonto to BA last week. Any suggestions for a 20 mile +/- day hike off of the South Rim and doing it mid-October? We met hiking the scree fields on approaches to summit trips in Idaho, so don't care if we need to hit a little rough stuff.
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Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by BobP » Sep 04 2019 2:11 pm

Cheops plat or pyramid are both pretty nice in Oct. even if you dont summit.
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Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by SpiderLegs » Sep 04 2019 2:21 pm

BobP wrote:Cheops plat or pyramid are both pretty nice in Oct. even if you dont summit.
- Did that last year, ran out of time to summit. So trying to get a permit to camp overnight this year. We've gotten a follow up email from the Back Country office asking us about our qualifications but no approval yet.
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Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by chumley » Sep 04 2019 2:29 pm

Wherever you go, don't forget to clean the water bottles!
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Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by SpiderLegs » Sep 04 2019 2:53 pm

chumley wrote:Wherever you go, don't forget to clean the water bottles!
- I have been paranoid about that ever since. :sweat:
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Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by toddak » Sep 04 2019 4:09 pm

Grandview / Tonto / New Hance is a stout and scenic loop (23 mi, 5000' AEG), with an easy shuttle between the trailheads. Its several miles shorter if you take the Miner's (Page) Spring cutoff instead of going around Horseshoe Mesa.

Hermit / Tonto / Bright Angel and Hermit / Tonto / Boucher are also big boy "day hikes".

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Re: Good Long Day Hike In The Grand Canyon

Post by friendofThundergod » Sep 05 2019 8:35 am

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