A rarity. Very few trails in the Inner Gorge traverse the north bank of the river.
Why do I like this trail? It’s quicker and less crowded than Bright Angel.
This multiple day trip is worth the effort. You can begin the adventure on either rim. From south to north, take either corridor trail (South Kaibab or Bright Angel) to Bright Angel Canyon.
I don’t think anyone can become truly intimate with the Grand Canyon unless they immerse themselves in it. In order to do that, one must go to the bottom.
Whether you’re approaching the North Rim or the South Rim, you’ll have to get through the national forests that sew in the Canyon. As you do so, it might seem you’re driving through a landscape more common to Idaho or Montana than northern Arizona.
Many hikers will take this trail, found about 500 feet west of Hermit’s Rest at the end of Hermit Road, to Dripping Springs, which requires a turn down a side trail that branches off the Hermit Trail at the head of Hermit Gorge.
As the earth hath two poles, so too are the rims to the Grand. Why choose one over the other?
Toroweap offers solitude and precipitous drop offs. Normal people travel here in the cooler months. I, being supernormal, went in June, a mistake I shant repeat. Yet I suppose if you can withstand the unpaved drive down the Sunshine Route (BLM Road 109) from Highway 389, on over 61 miles of fang […]
Jake couldn’t wait for the sun to come up, so he could stop thinking about the thing he’d left undone. Once in awhile, he’d crack open an eye, and see Coyle’s blurry image staring at him. Finally, he felt the cool, weak blue sky leach through his eyelids. He opened them. He sniffed the sage, […]
I watched as the packer saddled up my mule at Bright Angel trailhead. I’d crammed my whole pitiful history into those stuff sacks. I’d reduced my life into what could be carried on a beast of burden with an I.Q. of maybe 2. My darting eyes lingered only for Crawford. I’d met him on an […]