Discussion in 'Nature' started by Gunny, Mar 9, 2014.
Stunning stuff Gunny, the GC is in my bucket list.
Well worth the trip, and the first week of March probably has the best weather. 28 degrees on the top at night and 40's to 50's on the bottom with high's on the bottom in the 70's this trip, YMMV. I may return next March to do a different trail and explore more. Key here was "Down is Optional, Up is Mandatory", I saw many unprepared people, and one potential rescue in the works.
Definitely on the bucket list. More so now that I have this new hobby.
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Yes, you got some beauties there, Gunny. And you're right, both times I've been there, I've run into people hiking down into the canyon who looked like they had no idea how difficult it was going to be, and how much water they'd need, to climb back out. A ranger there told me that they have to extract someone at least once a week.
350 Major rescues last year makes it almost one a day.
Been there and these are great pics posted by OP.
Looking forward to getting back with Nex in hand instead of A700 w vg! The GC can not be explained, photos help of course but until you are there you really can't understand.
A beautiful series. I would love to go there one day.
What were the particulars of your trail route Gunny? This looks a little more difficult than Bright Angel....I have only been in May, agree March must be epic.
Started at Grand Canyon Village on the south rim and proceeded to Indian Gardens for the first night, then to Phantom Ranch, proceeding to Cottonwood Canyon with day hikes from there. Return same route. Took our time with 5 to 7.5 miles a day and time to take pictures and relax. Bright Angle Trail to Phantom Ranch and North Kaibab Trail to North Rim.
That sounds fantastic! Still a lot of snow pack on the North Rim.....not open topside to the public yet usually?
Post up some more if you have time, love it!
No snow on the north rim this year, highly unusual. Last year had 2', North Rim was still closed to traffic. Was very warm this year, had trouble sleeping as it was to hot at 40 degrees, was prepared for 20.
Haven't done the North Rim, have family in AZ so hope to get there soon!!! Adds several hours to the drive from the south tho.
Recent visit was via a trek on the Grand Canyon Railway.....incredible fun. Certainly a much different experience than yours but man it was memorable. I highly recommend. Train runs out of Williams, we were staying outside of Flag, it is an easy drive from there.
Great time to be there
Not cold anymore, not yet heating up.
Great series really. I enjoyed them all, #7 (with the bird) is my favorite, beautiful lighting.
Nice set of photos!
Those are great; love the light and compositions. I would love to do something like a GC hike, but don't see it ever happening due to several factors.
Nice photos. I'll be going there this July. Will be limiting ourselves to the rim though because of the heat. Still, I can't wait to take some pics.
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