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Florian
Florian
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5/6/2014
Florian
Florian
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Hiked the Bright Angel, Phantom Ranch, South Kaibab loop at the Grand Canyon on Friday, 5/2. Really good hike with pretty much ideal conditions. I've been to Grand Canyon a couple of times but never actually hiked to the river before. I would liked to have spent more time at the river but forecast was for 90 degrees at Phantom Ranch and i was worried about temps getting too warm on the climb out so didn't dally. Completed the hike in 7 hours 52 minutes total time. 17.6 miles, 40.2k steps, 2 tired feet.

Flickr photo album .. https://www.flickr.com/photos/fboyd/sets/72157644538374904

Short YouTube video .. http://youtu.be/ymRvwndReEU

Garmin track .. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/491665492

My son, Kai, came with me and we spent 2 nights (Thurs and Fri) at Maswik Lodge. Kai wasn't up for the full hike so he just did a shorter hike on his own.

-Florian
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rockhopper
rockhopper
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5/8/2014
rockhopper
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Sounds like a great trip with your son. He will never forget this trip! Your son is now a wilderness explorer for life.
Great pics. I love the Garmin track. I need to do something like that. Glad you beat the heat.
I read that that area of Arizona where the sedimentary rocks were formed prior to the Grand canyon forming was covered by an ocean at least 8 times! Rafting down the Colorado has been on my bucket list.
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dsefcik
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5/9/2014
dsefcik
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Looks awesome, I love the ooh ahh point and Grand Canyon beer...I have yet to see the Grand Canyon...I need to get out more often....

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anutami
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5/10/2014
anutami
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For some reason I thought the colorado river in the grand canyon was always a muddy brown. That water looks amazing! Nice trip
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hikerdmb
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5/10/2014
hikerdmb
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That bridge is amazing. It ends right into the cliff? Three hours down. How long to get back up. Beautiful photos and video. Did you take a dip in the river?
David
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Florian
Florian
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5/10/2014
Florian
Florian
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Took just under 3 and a half hours from river up to the rim. The forecast high for the gorge was 90 degrees and i was really concerned about it getting too hot for my climb out so i didn't dally at the river.

-Florian
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