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The canteen is open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM and from 8:00PM to 10:00PM. It opens after breakfasts are served. It closes to set up and serve dinners, then it opens for the evening.3 What time does the cantina open/close?
I would suggest you call Xanterra Phantom Ranch (actually the Bright Angel Lodge Front Desk) at 928-638-3283. You have to check in at the Bright Angel Lodge to confirm your reservation and meals. I don't remember a curfew or the doors being locked. But I fell sound asleep for the night.1 What is the earliest time you can get into the dorms and "claim" your bunk?
4 Do they lock the doors of the dorms at a certain hour in the evening?
What is your Karma Quotient? Usually Canyon Carma protects most stuff. If you're worried about your Karma, you can buy a steel mesh/lock device. They're heavy so I've never taken them into the Canyon. If you want more info about these locks, I can find out for you.2 Is your "stuff" safe in the dorm when you are not there? IE; do I gotta take all my stuff with me to dinner and breakfast?
When I woke up one morning, I found that my bottle of Tequila was empty. But I might have been partly to blame. I just couldn't remember5 Ever hear about anyone's stuff missing?
How fast can you hike? It's about 12 miles and 1,300 AEG. You should just have a light daypack. It can get hot going through The Box. At 2.5mph avg, you could get there and back in 5 hours. It just doesn't give you much time to explore it and enjoy it. Jogging at 6mph you can get there and back in 2 hours. If the creek isn't running too fast and If you're good at bushwhacking across creeks, you can bushwhack across the creek and not go up Asinine Hill and over the bridge. Could save you 15 minutes each way. Unless you get lost. Or swept back downcreek to the Colorado River.6 Is it reasonable to think I could hike to Ribbon Falls and back to Phantom in say 4-5 hours?
Just remember, what you steal from Phantom Ranch, you have to haul out on your own back. It is FAR more common to have people sneak stuff into your backpack or just abandon all of their gear altogether rather than stealing. Of course, there was that time I drank all of that guy's tequila while he was passed out...Kwai Chang wrote: Is your "stuff" safe in the dorm when you are not there? IE; do I gotta take all my stuff with me to dinner and breakfast?
I suppose, but why would you want to? Last time I visited, we meandered out there at about 1.5mph, taking photos, enjoying the wildflowers, generally wrecking havoc. Then we hung out at the falls long enough for lunch, good conversation and a good Tibbernation. Then we hauled pumpkin back to the lodge - I think we made it in 2.5 hours, and according to Tibber's GPS it was closer to 8 miles than 6. We were motivated by beer - we wanted to get to the ranch before they did last call before dinner.Kwai Chang wrote: Is it reasonable to think I could hike to Ribbon Falls and back to Phantom in say 4-5 hours?
IT HAD TO BE YOU,writelots wrote: Of course, there was that time I drank all of that guy's tequila while he was passed out...
Rick: Of all the dormitories, in all the Canyons, in all the world, she walks into mine.
That is the truth, before you leave to hike out make sure your friends didn't "load you up" with their gear they didn't want to carry out. But an extra rock in there backpack always makes for a laugh.writelots wrote:Just remember, what you steal from Phantom Ranch, you have to haul out on your own back. It is FAR more common to have people sneak stuff into your backpack or just abandon all of their gear altogether rather than stealing.
One more reason to stay off the tourist path...eduley wrote:Several years ago somebody took a couple of sandwiches and other food from my wife's backpack at the dorm in Phantom Ranch. We didn't find out until later when we stopped for lunch at midday ... it didn't make us happy.