Ok, so my wife and I are contemplating a Grand Canyon North to South Hike this coming September. My initial investigation reveals the normal warnings, etc...we will take the advice stated in several books and websites suggesting sticking to the corridor trails on your first visit.
However, in an effort to somewhat remove ourselves from the crowds we were thinking about a north to south hike.
Monday, Sept. 20
-fly into Las Vegas, mid day, drive to GC
-arrive at North camp ground
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Pick Up Backcountry Permit
-longer day hike (undecided, maybe Uncle Jim)
Wednesday, Sept 22
-hike to Cottonwood Campground
Thursday, Sept. 23
-hike to Bright Angel Campground
Friday, Sept. 24
-hike out on the Bright Angel Trail
-Shuttle back to North Rim
-Camp at North Campground
Saturday, Sept. 25
-return to Las Vegas
Sunday, Sept. 26
1) Should leave our car at the South Rim and shuttle back to North Pre-trip? or vice versa
2) Should we stay the 3rd night at Indian Garden Campground on the way out?
3) Should we forget the North/South route and doe the South trail to Bright Angel Trail as a 2 day trip? Being that this is our first visit...