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Bright Angel - Tonto - South Kaibab
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Bright Angel - Tonto - South KaibabNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 12 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking14.90 Miles 3,806 AEG
Hiking14.90 Miles   7 Hrs   18 Mns   2.44 mph
3,806 ft AEG   1 Hour   11 Mns Break
 
I was originally going to do Rim2River2Rim, but opted to go down the South Kaibab Trail from the South Rim, take the Tonto Trail over to the Bright Angel Trail, and then take the Bright Angel Trail back up to the Rim. I enjoy this section of the Tonto Trail, which is why I opted to do this instead.

On the way down I stopped off at Skeleton Point, which is the first place to see the Colorado River. On the way up the Bright Angel Trail I stopped for a bit to look at 3 bighorn sheep who were hanging out off of the trail. At about the 2 mile mark on the way up I went off-trail for a bit to check out a portion of the hike over to The Battleship.

I put on micropikes at the last rest stop on the BA Trail, and wore them all the way back up to the Rim. The trail was pretty icy so I was glad to have the traction.

This is a good time of year to be up at the Canyon. It was 18 degrees when I started the hike at 8:30 AM, but by 10:00 I was down to shirt sleeves, and I stayed that way through the rest of the hike. There weren't many people out hiking, even on the BA Trail. Not surprisingly, I did not see anyone on the Tonto Trail.
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Prickly Pear
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Bighorn Sheep
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Plateau Point The Battleship
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