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Uncle Jim TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2012
writelots
Hiking4.85 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking4.85 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.53 mph
250 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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So, for the El Monte-RV crowd from North Dakota with their pink spangled Crocs and string-strap backpacks, Uncle Jim is a big step up from the Transept but still not one of those kill-you-if-you're-unprepared hikes. It offers some challenge, both in length and with a touch of climbing, but never demands too much.

For the 'I prefer my hikes to frighten Navy Seals' hikers, Uncle Jim is a great chance to get out and stretch your stride, escape the crowds and still get back before your beer gets warm. It's fun and it has a few pretty spots, but mostly it's just about walking through the forest.

The point (of the trail, not this report) is a bit of a let down compared to many of the others that we'd see on our trip. It does offer an interesting perspective on the upper reaches of Bright Angel Canyon, and a cool vantage point for photographing the tight switchbacks of the North Kaibab trail as it approaches the rim.

All in all, for us a nice warm-up to a day of short, beautiful hikes.
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