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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Grand Canyon Corridor Water on 10/12/2013 17:01:01 MDT Print View

How do you handle water for a Rim-to-Rim after October 15th, when the usual sources are shut off?

I'm counting on Indian Gardens and Phantom, but that leaves a long stretch to the North Rim and back.

I'm used to carrying a pump which, for me, is fast and immediate.

Other suggestions or considerations?

Van DeWald
(vwaldoguy)

Locale: Midwest
re: pump on 10/12/2013 18:47:09 MDT Print View

Isn't that your source, just pumping from the stream?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: re: pump on 10/12/2013 18:50:08 MDT Print View

Yep. That's the question.

Van DeWald
(vwaldoguy)

Locale: Midwest
re: water on 10/12/2013 19:02:45 MDT Print View

Other options include a Steripen, a Sawyer Squeeze or Mini, or chemicals like Aquamira or Micropur tablets.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Sources, bro. on 10/13/2013 11:04:40 MDT Print View

Van- he's asking about SOURCES, not treatment options.

Is the creek inaccessible all the way up North Kaibab Trail? It looks like there must be places to reach it.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Sources, bro. on 10/13/2013 11:12:01 MDT Print View

I know the Roaring Spring is the last water before the top. I can handle 5 miles.

I Don't know if the creek is generally accessible between Roaring Spring and Phantom. All I need is one spot about mid-way to refill. I've been surprised before by the elevation between the a trail and the thin blue line next to it.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Re: Sources, bro. on 10/14/2013 08:02:33 MDT Print View

when you leave Phantom Ranch for the North Rim you will travel right at creek level for 3-4 miles. Beyond that I don't remember any sources where you can easily use your water filter.

The pump house is right on the trail about 5 miles below the north rim. I doubt the water is on all winter, but probably longer than at Cottonwood.
the Roaring Springs themselves are quite a bit off route.
I think there is a creek just before the pump house, there was a bridge, but I don't recall exactly how close you are to the water.

above the Pump House there are no sources where you can use your water filter.

Edited by asandh on 10/14/2013 08:05:31 MDT.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: r2r2r water on 10/14/2013 08:22:57 MDT Print View

Last time I did a double crossing (2008) was in January, and the water was on at the pump house.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: re: r2r2r water on 11/02/2013 19:58:01 MDT Print View

Bright Angel Creek is accessible, every thirty minutes or less, along the trail from Phantom Ranch to the Roaring Springs bridge.

And during the fourth week of October, 2013, water was still turned on at all the usual points.

Edited by greg23 on 11/02/2013 20:03:02 MDT.