On November 15 (see above) I said I was heading out to the Grand Canyon and that no snow was in the forecast. Ah, sometimes forecasts are wrong.
I took the Tanner Trail, the easternmost on the South Rim. When I got to the Colorado River, it was t-shirt weather. I had planned two leisurely days out by the same trail (8 miles, 4,600 feet of gain), but they proved less leisurely than I had expected.
The first day toward the top it started to rain. I ended up camping 3.7 miles from, and 1,800 feet below, the top. The next morning, just as I broke camp, the snow came. It had rained hard during the night, and there was snow everywhere above me, and now I was in it.
The hike out took four hours. The trail was partly obliterated. Luckily, I had brought along Micro-Spikes. When I topped out at noon, the temperature was a balmy 31F.
I made a mental note not to hike in the Grand Canyon after All Saints Day.