Yup on the route to Dripping Springs. Didn't see anything in regards to the Cathedral Stairs on the Hermit. Here's the Sept 14 post on the Grand Canyon Backcountry update:
"Recent heavy rains have caused trail damage on the Dripping Springs Trail. Hikers will need to determine the safest route through the rock slide which will include climbing over potentially loose boulders. Some hikers reported they had difficulty finding the trail. Hikers should test stability of all surfaces prior to committing weight and know when to turn around. It is recommended that day hikers consider Santa Maria Springs as an alternative destination. Grand Canyon National Park trail crews plan to evaluate the site by early October."
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