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5 by photographer avatarMikeS
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South Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2016
MikeS
Hiking18.30 Miles 5,250 AEG
Hiking18.30 Miles   8 Hrs   10 Mns   3.14 mph
5,250 ft AEG   2 Hrs   20 Mns Break
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I have been wanting to do a Grand Canyon winter hike. Honestly I was hoping for a huge blizzard to make if fun but I was taking 2 Canyon newbies so for their sake I was glad we had clear views.

We were planning for a sub 10 degrees start but it was only around 20 degrees so it was not as bad as we thought it was going to be. Cool weather all day but for the most part very good weather. We jogged the down hills and power hiked the up hills but never pushed it that hard which made it very fun to just enjoy the canyon and not worry about pace. We went down South Kaibab and into Phantom and enjoyed a hot chocolate. My 2 newbies ran out to Plateau Point but my foot has been sore for a few weeks so I hung out at Indian Gardens. I got cold just sitting there and not moving but enjoyed just relaxing in the canyon. Enjoyed going up Bright Angel.

It is crazy that even in the winter when you get to the last 3 miles of Bright Angel, you run into all sorts of people who have no idea what they are doing, why they are there, and make the dumbest decisions. There was a girl in fashion boots slipping all over the snow pack and ice and told my friend that she was planning to go to the river and back but decided she couldn't make it. A bunch of other guys had flat shoes with no traction devices thinking it was fun sliding down the trail. I guess natural selection will come into play.

Check out a 3 minute video of our adventure.

https://youtu.be/TO ... Y3qY
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Phantom Ranch
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