Moderator: HAZ - Moderators
Heck - you can't ask for a better scenario. Give the "early start" thing a pass and just drive up and start hiking. A night-time hike into the canyon is the best way to go in my opinion. The trail is hard to miss, the scenery at night is simply other-worldly and it's not hot at all. I've hiked an early start (1 hour prior to sunrise), not so early start (7:00 AM start time), farily late start (10:00 AM) and night hike (1:00 AM start). I much prefer the night hike to the other times.jchang16 wrote:I was hoping to drive up late Friday afternoon and then camp somewhere near (or relatively near) the trailhead so we can get an early start on the trail Saturday morning.