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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 26, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 30, 2020
HikingGreat!

An amazing experience! I started and completed Oct 30th, 2020. Took me longer then expected (14 hrs) but hey I completed it

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 15, 2020
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Fantastic in October. Started early and moved fast enough that we never dealt with the heat.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 4, 2020
HikingNo shadeScramble

Last month, I hiked this! If you want a full review, check out this video. https://youtu.be/7E8CPIwaV8k?t=436 I talk about this more in my video, but this is a really hard hike. Even for me, and I have hiked some really hard hikes, this one is so hot and has a lot of elevation change. Be prepared for it.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 3, 2020
BackpackingGreat!

Did the hike on Oct 2, 2020. The temperature were well into the 90's. We got dropped off at the North Rim Lodge about noon and started our hike about 1. We arrived at Phantom Ranch & Bright Angel Campground around 11:30pm. My hiking partner got sick, so the Ranger allowed us to sleep at Bright Angel. We were supposed to stay at Indian Gardens. The next day she was feeling better. Counting the time hiking on the rim before our crossing, we logged 30 miles over 21 hours. (including the 6 hour sleeping break at BAC) Epic hike, would love to do this again over a few days

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 1, 2020
Backpacking

Incredible experience! Started at Grand Canyon Lodge on North Rim, down North Kaibab—much harder than it sounds, prepare yourself. Stayed at Phantom Ranch, highly recommended. Hiked out Bright Angel, awesome views! Train for this and make sure you hydrate, eat salty snacks and take electrolytes. I think we saw the same rescue described on another review. Hyponatremia is no joke

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 29, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 28, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 27, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 27, 2020
HikingGreat!

This hike was one of our favorites through the GC! we did this during the summer months and although we were hot, we agreed we would do it again! Do not rush this hike, as the beauty of the canyon needs tome to soak in! We completed our rim to rim in 2 days, but we wish we had more.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 19, 2020
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Nice

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 18, 2020
HikingNo shade

The trail was incredible but definitely difficult for a one day hike which we completed in about 15 hours with 8 men ages 49 to 59. Do not do even a short hike down if you are unprepared for the hike back up. As they say down is optional, up is mandatory. This was proven out at the end of our hike where we came upon a seriously ill individual from another group suffering from extreme hyponatremia. Thank goodness for the incredible NPS Search and Rescue who saved this 26 year old man's life. Take your training seriously and be prepared fully as you take on this challenging hike.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 16, 2020
BackpackingGreat!

Just completed this hike over 4 days. Although many do it in 1-2 days, I’d recommend 4 days if you really want to see the canyon and take in all the beauty. I never hiked in the dark, but i also always got started right at daybreak. The sun/heat is no joke. Drink lots of water/Gatorade and make sure you’re taking in plenty of food. Probably my favorite hike to date!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 12, 2020
Hiking

done this trail 3 times. couldn't find where it would let me pic rim to rim to rim. took a little less then 18hrs to hike there in back only stopping to eat and fill up camel backs. amazing hike that I lost some toe nail on the last time.... always worth it

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 10, 2020
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Labor Day 2020: Started at North Kaibob and down to phantom ranch for day one, trail was hiked mostly at night with headlamps due to temps well over 100°. The trail down is hard as it is narrow at points and there are lose rocks everywhere. But with some patience we made it down. Spent a day at Phantom Ranch and did a waterfall hike located approx 1.2 miles from the ranch-ask staff there it was recommended and worth it. Day 3 was up bright Angel Trail but now is 1.5 miles longer due to the silver bridge being out. All water sources were working during our time. It’s definitely a bucket list hike, but be prepared. We had temps that ranged during our 3 days from 45°-120°+. Our party of 4 consisted of 10 year old and a 70 year old. With preparation and planning this can be done. But heed the warnings. 120° is intense.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020

Completing this trail in one day is not so much a hike as it is a journey of epic proportions. The canyon is absolutely breathtaking, and this trail takes you right through the heart of it, where the incredible scenery and good views are always present. This certainly was an adventure of a lifetime. Should be on any bucket list for any hiker who is in very good shape!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 5, 2020
HikingGreat!

Completed this segment with my mom the celebrate her 60th birthday. 9/3 was Bright Angel to North Kaibab and we took this N to S day two (9/4). Still pretty hot midday, but shady spots are easy to find. The views are amazing and it’s fun to jump in the river for a cool off! Wonderful trail and experience! Small detour at Indian Garden and trail is out for 20yards at about mile 6ish

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 10, 2020
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I completed this trail, Sept 2019, as the first half of my R2R2R. I completed the full hike in 25 hours going N to S during the day and back through the night. Was one of the best experiences of my life! However, next time I’ll go S to N so the last couple miles of my hike aren’t back up the North rim which are by far the hardest.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 6, 2020
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Family of 4 , kids 10 and 13. Day 1 - hiked from the North Kaibab to Phantom Ranch which is around 14 miles. We started at 2:30 am to avoid the Sun. Reached Phantom Ranch around 9:30am. We did not see a single hiker till we reached PR. Day 2 - Started from Phantom Ranch to the Bright Angel Trail. Started at 2:15 am. Reached around 8:15 am. Saw about 10 hikers close to the Bright Angel Trail. COVID observations: Not many people doing the hike. Phantom Ranch was almost empty. All the facilities are taking precautions like : using masks , keeping a distance , hand sanitizers. Dining in is closed. Common restroom areas and showers are restricted. Hike tips : Carry electrolytes and lots of water. It is best to avoid a hike after 9 am. Plan accordingly.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 15, 2020
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Did the first couple miles down and back up. Bring lots of water and some salty snacks. Very hot. Go in the afternoon when the sun is over the ridge so you have some shade.

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