Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grand Canyon rim-to-rim backpacking trip ~ Day 2, Hikes near Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon, Arizona

A nice hike to do while at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is the 1 ½ mile round trip hike along the Colorado River to the South Kaibab suspension bridge, back along the Colorado, back to Phantom Ranch/Bright Angel Campground via the Silver Bridge that connects Bright Angel Trail to the Phantom Ranch area. We intended to do this hike on Day 2, but it was way too hot. Don’t believe us? Check this out:

Need a closer look? Here ya go :-)

(And it was near 100-degrees in the shade!)

So we decided to wait until the sun set and took a short walk to the Colorado

and to see the Silver Bridge, since we weren’t going to see it when we hiked out since it would be dark. Huh? Yes, dark. More on that later. :-)

The mules, by the way, do not cross either the Kaibab Suspension Bridge or Silver bridge ~ they cross over the Black Bridge made especially for them.

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