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Yeah I hear ya but since my hiking partner is going to be taking 5 million 6 hundred and 46 thousand pictures the NK hike is going to be a long day - plus I want to duck over to Ribbon Falls on the way up so that will eat up some time. Normally how long should I expect for the hike from PR to the North Rim? - I have seen #'s all over the place - I am aware that everyone has different abilities but I am not running nor and I crawling.davis2001r6 wrote:You pass Roaring Springs on the way up the N.K. trail. That is a good spot to stop along the ways for a snack/lunch. I doubt you would want to return to it the next day just to see it again though. I'm not familiar with the N. Rim trails to suggest something else though.
Seems to me I have a better chance of getting pregnant than getting a spot at Cottonwood - god it took a Nerve center at my house with 6 phones to get one stinking nite at PR!!!! That and I really want to limit what I have to carry - I am planning on daypack w/hydration of 100 oz and a few extra H20 bottles with some limited clothing too.....very limited - they are gonna love me at that North Rim Lodge when I show up for dinner!!!!!sirena wrote:I think that a better plan for you might be to try and get a night at Cottonwood CG, instead of trying to do the whole push to the N. Rim in one day. That way, you could have time to spend at Ribbon Falls on your way to Cottonwood, and you could see Roaring Sp. on your way to the N. Rim and not be rushed. (Believe me, when you "duck into" Ribbon Falls, you will want to have at least a little time to spend there!) Don't underestimate the difficulty of the NK- the last couple of miles, when you are already tired, are tough and at an elevation that will affect your speed.
Yeah just how long is that hike?? - a lil more than a mile right? Good to know on the "dress code"! I am waffling about the warm clothes bit since most of the time we will be ducking back down into the Canyon - I am thinking maybe just some underarmor pants and shirt.....enough?sirena wrote:Just remember warm clothing, because it will be cold on the N. Rim- and that there is an additional walk from the NK TH to the N. Rim lodge. And I wouldn't worry about what you look like at dinner- they get dirty, hungry hikers in all the time!
Cool - literally!sirena wrote:It's a mile and a half and a lot colder than you'd think. I have some friends that were up there this year around that time and it got down to the 20s.
See - this is just what I am trying to avoid or at the very least minimize - suggestions for a first timer please for the North Side??azbackpackr wrote:Ah yes, the Disneyland aspect of the Grand Canyon. No thanks. I will stick with the many other trails that get lots less traffic. Just saying...
But at least not as many people as you would have to deal with at the South Rim.PageRob wrote:Anything you do from the North Rim developed area without a car will basically have people.
Well for my very first time below the rim I think I will be comfortable with the Corridor trails.....need to crawl before I walk and walk before I run ya know!azbackpackr wrote:Just saying...I avoid the Corridor.
Kwai Chang wrote:See - this is just what I am trying to avoid or at the very least minimize - suggestions for a first timer please for the North Side??azbackpackr wrote:Ah yes, the Disneyland aspect of the Grand Canyon. No thanks. I will stick with the many other trails that get lots less traffic. Just saying...
This trail is so rarely used few self acclaimed canyon affectionados have experienced it. Puts the corridor trails to shame and you will likely have half the loop to yourself. It is a better Autumn hike. You need to be route finding savvy or you will get into trouble. If you are serious about getting into good hiking and away from the crowds it's here.and Joe did the Old Bright Angel down and has a write up on here about it off the Ken patrick too