Grand Canyon North Rim

North Rim Hikes

Moderator: HAZ - Moderators

Linked Guides none
Linked Areas none
Post Reply
no avatar
38732
Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 07 2006 1:47 pm
City, State: Cleveland, Mississippi

Grand Canyon North Rim

Post by 38732 »

Planning on overnight stay at Phantom Ranch, and then hike out North Rim early morning in one day. This upcoming weekend (Aug.15/16). If start at 5:30 am is hike out to trail head by 3:00 pm "doable" ? What about heat as one ascends the north kaibab trail ? Thanks. Sanecat
User avatar
Hoffmaster
Posts: 712
Joined: Oct 04 2002 11:13 pm
City, State: Canton, OH
Contact:

Re: Grand Canyon North Rim

Post by Hoffmaster »

Like anything physical, it depends on your fitness level. I wouldn't be surprised though, if you were to reach the rim by noon. With summer time temps what they are at the Canyon, you should hope you reach the rim well before that. Temps go down as you go up, but it's still hot.
"I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals; I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants." A. Whitney Brown
User avatar
hikeaz
Posts: 2054
Joined: May 13 2002 10:07 am
City, State: Tempe, AZ
Contact:

Re: Grand Canyon North Rim

Post by hikeaz »

As it's a near full moon this w/e, you could start even earlier than 5:30 & avoid the heat even more. Even w/o the full moon it's an easy-to-follow trail (highway) all the way to the Rim.
2 mph avg. is easily do-able on the NK.
"The censorship method ... is that of handing the job over to some frail and erring mortal man, and making him omnipotent on the assumption that his official status will make him infallible and omniscient."
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
User avatar
PaleoRob
Posts: 2342
Joined: Apr 03 2006 12:21 pm
City, State: Grand Junction, CO
Contact:

Re: Grand Canyon North Rim

Post by PaleoRob »

It was ~80 at the N. Rim last week for a high temp, just FYI.
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon
Post Reply

Return to “North Rim”