Sunday, December 14, 2008

South Kaibab Trail, AZ - December 12, 2008 - Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Stayed overnight at Kachina Lodge. Had an excellent dinner and service at El Tovar! Almost got attacked by an elk in front of El Tovar - it did not like its picture taken!!

Breakfast at El Tovar bright and early when they opened this am. Again excellent service and food.

Started the hike this morning at 7:45 am and parked near the South Kaibab trailhead. Saw a bighorn sheep who staked control of part of South Kaibab and wouldn't move for a few minutes! Crossed Black Bridge and then went back up South Kaibab trail. Super Grand Canyon hiker: my brother finished 2 hours before me. Overcast skies all day. In the afternoon the storm front moved in with very cold high winds!

Hike: South Kaibab Trail - Grand Canyon, AZ
Date: 12/12/2008
Type: Hiking
Time: 8 hours and 15 minutes
Distance: 14 miles
Average Elevation Gain: 4,790 feet