Rim to rim in Grand Canyon National Park

Last time on this blog, we crossed the Kaibab Plateau, after starting our SOBO thru-hike of the AZT.  In this post, we’ll share some pics from our amazing hike down the N Kaibab Trail and 2 days at Bright Angel Campground.

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We arrived at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on Thursday October 11th, looking forward to some 70+ temps in the canyon, after several cold days on trail
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No views of the canyon from the lodge today
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Brighty, the famous Grand Canyon burro (this statue is in the North Rim lodge)
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Lots of people taking shelter from the bad weather in the lodge
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Dining room at the North Rim lodge, ready for dinner on a grey, damp cold Grand Canyon day
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Our campsite at hiker-biker on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
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Sandra at our campsite on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on a very cold October 12th morning, bundled up in her 10 degree down quilt (Revelation) from Enlightened Equipment
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Sandra in our tent on the North Rim
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Great view from the hiker-biker tent camping on the North Rim
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The North Rim rangers use these great Chevy S10’s…Dominic’s favorite truck!
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Some clouds rolling in over the canyon
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Sandra heading down the N Kaibab Trail for a couple of warm nights at Bright Angel Campground
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The amazing N Kaibab Trail
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Sandra on the N Kaibab Trail
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Lauren from CO – another thru-hiker – heading down the N Kaibab Trail
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Sandra making her way down the N Kaibab Trail, heading for the Colorado River
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Dominic’s tortilla soup, with ramen noodles & corn tortillas & spicy pepper flakes
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Amazing scenery from the N Kaibab Trail
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Lots of rim runners on this October day on the N Kaibab Trail
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Prickly pear in the canyon
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The N Kaibab Trail runs ~ 14 miles from the North Rim to the Bright Angel Campground
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Rim runners on the N Kaibab Trail ..we saw hundreds of runners doing the rim to rim to rim epic over our time in the canyon
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Our campsite in the canyon at Bright Angel Campground. We were last down at this spot in August – read that blog post here.
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Bright Angel Creek in the canyon
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Other hikers in the canyon
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Our campsite at Bright Angel Campground, which we shared with some other thru-hikers
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Banded Groundsnake in our campsite at Bright Angel Campground
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Tarantula in our campsite at Bright Angel Campground
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Sandra heading for Bright Angel Trail to make our way out of the canyon
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Dominic crossing a very muddy Colorado River
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The Colorado River
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Signage at the silver bridge at the Colorado River
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View of the Colorado River from Bright Angel Trail
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Rafters on the Colorado River
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Rafters camp spot on the Colorado River
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Rafters enjoying the Colorado River
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After hiking out on Bright Angel Trail, we enjoyed some food at the Canyon Village Market on the South Rim
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Dominic’s pack, Osprey Exos 58 and his base weight after hiking out of the Grand Canyon
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Advice on pack weight, as posted in the backcountry office on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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Sandra’s pack, Osprey Eja 48 and her base weight after hiking out of the Grand Canyon
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Our site at hiker/biker camping in Mather Campground on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

 

Join us next time when we cover the miles between Flagstaff and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

 

And don’t forget, we are doing some fundraising for the Humane Society while on this hike also, so if you can, please support our hike and the great work that the Humane Society does by going here. You can pledge as little as 5¢ per mile and pay your full donation when we finish the AZT. 90% of your donation will go directly to the Humane Society and the remaining 10% will help support the Arizona Trail Association.

http://www.hikefor.com/Romers/AZT/2018

 

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