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Grand Canyon: South Rim to River to South Rim, AZ
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Grand Canyon: South Rim to River to South Rim, AZ 
Grand Canyon: South Rim to River to South Rim, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking17.90 Miles 4,790 AEG
Hiking17.90 Miles   8 Hrs   29 Mns   2.76 mph
4,790 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break
 
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I made my first ever trip to the Grand Canyon, and along with my intrepid hiking partner, Tracie, we went down the south Kaibab Trail to the Colorado River; crossed the river on the Black Bridge; came back across the river on the Silver Bridge; then continued on the River Trail to the Bright Angel Trail; then came back up to the Rim on the Bright Angel Trail.

The Grand Canyon was as awesome as I thought that it would be. It was about 20 degrees when we started, and was near 60 when we got down to the River. I imagine that it was in the upper 30's when we got back to the Bright Angel Trailhead. I put on my microspikes for the last 1.5 miles or so -- the trail was snow packed but it really did not seem all that slippery; but since I had my microspikes in my backpack I put them on.

The hike was actually easier than I thought that it might be -- the trails were well groomed and maintained, thus making the footing much better than trails that I often hike in the Valley.

My Garmin GPS recorded 17.9 miles and around a 4,700' AEG.

Next at the GC I think that I will do a Rim2Rim day hike, or maybe even Rim2Rim2Rim spread out over 2 days.
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