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Grand Canyon Day Hike South Rim to North Rim

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Grand Canyon Day Hike South Rim to North Rim  Reply with quote

Saturday, 6/21 hike date. Bright Angel -> North Kaibab -> North Rim Lodge.  Here are some photos.  23.9 miles rim to rim, 25.7 miles rim to lodge. 12 hours 7 minutes.  Would have been easier going north to south. Full novella trip report: http://ironhiker.blogspot.com/201...canyon-day-hike-south-rim-to.html


Elk on south rim (day before hike)


View from south rim cliff (day before hike)


Descending in the dark


Sunrise on south rim


Deer below Indian Garden


Devil's Corkscrew


Benchmark at 2781' Datum Canyon


Colorado River


Bright Angel Bridge (silver bridge)


Phantom Ranch store


Inner gorge


Still in The Box


Looking for the coyote and roadrunner


Ribbon Falls


Colorful lizard


Just before Cottonwood Campground


Near Roaring Springs


Washout


First view of the north rim


Pine forest and altitude finally breaking the heat


Coconino Overlook and random family


Out of the canyon at North Kaibab trailhead


Bison on the north rim (day after hike)


Herd of bison (day after hike)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the report. That's one freaky lizard.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject: Grand Canyon Reply with quote

Super nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet trip teke! On my bucket list. Think I'd like to go north rim to south rim. Would be fun to spend the night in the canyon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots! That's a collared lizard!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool with beautiful pix.  Sigh, so much good hiking, so little time.  

Bison at the Grand Canyon?  Who knew?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, tekewin!  Very enjoyable read.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike and Sean: the canyon has the coolest shades of lizards I've ever seen. Another lizard below near the river. I need to go look up a collared lizard.

Tom, RichardK, and Hikin_Jim: glad you enjoyed the pictures, there was so much I could not shoot in one day. Bison on the north rim? I didn't know until I saw them.

Rico: the fastest way across would be North Kaibab to South Kaibab, crossing the black bridge. If I ever do it again, that would be my path. Some of the inner buttes are tempting (various temples) but would require separate trips. The thing is just so freakin' big.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We actually have those Great Basin Collared Lizards in California.  See this forum post.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hikin_Jim wrote:
We actually have those Great Basin Collared Lizards in California.  See this forum post.

HJ


Cool lizard photos, HJ. I was reading up on them, and they can run on two legs, per wikipedia:

Like many other lizards, including the frilled lizard and basilisk, collared lizards can run on their hind legs, and are relatively fast sprinters. Record speeds have been around 16 miles per hour.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tekewin wrote:
Record speeds have been around 16 miles per hour.
 Shocked   Dang.  I should run so fast.

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