I'll be back in Phoenix ~Dec. 20-Jan. 10 for Winter break and this is one hike I've always wanted to do, but have never quite had the chance/confidence to attempt (alone. I have that now but would still prefer a hiking partner or two). The date of the hike is very malleable (and would probably best be decided by a weather forecast) and can fall anywhere within the range I mentioned. I'd think it best to start around 2 (AM) in order to finish somewhere around 6-10 PM that day, but the times are easily subject to revision also (possibly camp out on the SR the nights before and after). Now, I suppose, is the time to work out the details.
Anyone care to come with?
Oh, and I considered posting this in the hiking events section, but without an exact date I felt it would be better here.