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kevin winn
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Undecided Grand Canyon trip on 09/22/2012 18:12:02 MDT Print View

Undecided Grand Canyon trip

Last thanksgiving I did any over night trip down south Kaibab and up Bright angel. I have some spear time in December and plan on doing a two or three night trip, solo.

I have been interested in tanner trail, but after reading some trip reports it seems alittle advanced for me. I would be interest in other input and suggestion on a trip.

I have been backpacking for a couple of years, but always on a well-marked trail. I would like to hike less then 12 miles per day. My main interest in tanner trail is the pictures of that area are incredible.

Thanks for the input,

Elizabeth Tracy
(mariposa) - M

Locale: Outside
Hermit Trail on 09/24/2012 17:33:19 MDT Print View

Hi Kevin,

Hermit Trail might be a good next step. It offers more solitude than Kaibab/Bright Angel, but is well-marked.

It has a South Rim start, not far from Kaibab/Bright Angel.

Day 1 - Hermit Trail down to Hermit Camp
Day 2 - explore down to river; rest up. Another night at Hermit Camp
Day 3 - Hermit Trail back to start

If you were more advanced I would recommend the Hermit/Tonto/Boucher loop. But I specifically remember Boucher as rugged in a couple of places, and a critical intersection (Tonto/Boucher) was completely unsigned.

- Elizabeth

Will Webster
Tonto platform on 09/24/2012 19:04:21 MDT Print View

My wife and I went down Hermit and up Bright Angel for our first GC backpack a couple years ago. The Tonto Platform is incredible.

Hk Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Undecided Grand Canyon trip on 09/24/2012 19:07:39 MDT Print View

If you had a few more days I'd add Bright Angel CG/Phantom Ranch Tecate's to Will's itinerary ..

kevin winn
( - F
Suggestion on 09/26/2012 11:12:19 MDT Print View

Thanks for the suggestion. Ill look in to hermit, Im thinking of adding a extra day and come out bright angel.