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Grand Canyon - South Rim - AZT #37
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Grand Canyon - South Rim - AZT #37Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2021
kyleGChiker
Hiking33.98 Miles 3,608 AEG
Hiking33.98 Miles2 Days   6 Hrs   12 Mns   
3,608 ft AEG   1 Hour   22 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Overview: Completing our third passage on the AZT! :yes:

Who: Myself, mom Cindy, and sister Alyssa
Time frame: We completed this passage over the course of two days, Friday and Sunday. With better weather on Saturday, we hiked into the Canyon on the Grandview trail.
Campsite and Access: We camped about two miles in off FR302, which takes off to the east just after the first roundabout in Tusayan. It ended up being an ideal place to camp because of the easy access to town, yet far enough out to be quiet. The road was easy access, and although gravel, was easy to hit speeds of 50-60 MPH. Your suspension may vary... :lol: We also ended up driving the section of 302 between our campsite and the Grandview Lookout Tower TH. This road was also in good condition and a passenger vehicle could do it. Our average speed was 25-30 MPH.

The hike: We drove one vehicle to Grand Canyon village, rode the shuttle to the South Kaibab TH, and began the hike. The other vehicle was waiting for us at camp, which was conveniently only 0.25 miles off the AZT. The first part of the hike goes on the paved rim trail/bike path, but it quickly diverges (unmarked!) onto a hiking path on dirt. In short order, you'll cross highway 64 (east rim drive) and continue generally towards the west. If you have any GPS app on your phone, it should guide you pretty well. The trail blazes on the little signs with the AZT logo are very helpful to know which gravel road/trail to take. I say gravel road because oftentimes the trail switches back and forth between sections of gravel road and sections of trail. Also, several more miles are paved going south towards Tusayan. All in all, while it wasn't my favorite section of AZT we've done so far, it was fun and a nice way to enjoy time together, the cool weather, and the nice pine forests.

Next up? Not sure...we're hoping to complete either all passages south towards Flagstaff or all passages north of the Canyon by the end of the summer. I think everything south of the Mogollon Rim is too hot at this point. :sweat:

dry Watson Tank Dry Dry
Just dirt at the bottom
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