I am a 27 year old female looking for a hiking buddy on Dec 18th or 19th to hike the Bright Angel Trail with me. I would also be open to exploring some other trails. I'm very easy to get along with and I am also a third year medical student, so I have some first aid/ medical expertise.
You might mention you have a permit for Bright Angel Campground, a reservation to stay at Phantom Ranch, or this is day hiking. If it's overnight, your chances are slim for a permit. There's a Grand Canyon hiking FB page that has a very large following, you might join and post there, too.
Post by desert dweller on Nov 13, 2018 11:52:56 GMT -8
Just to give you an idea of the weather. It was 3 degrees F on the South Rim two days ago. The South Rim is at about 7000 feet. Phantom Ranch, at the river, is about 2400 feet and probably in the high 60's.
Hey. Been planning that hike for couple years and never seems to fit schedule. I am a veterinarian and biotech CEO here in San Diego. Did 6 days on JMT last year - about 65 miles - with my Border Collie. I will check schedule! Do you have a permit for overnight? My best buddy was park ranger there for 15 years....so many great trails. Have you done the canyon before?? Dr. Bob
I am 41 years old man planning a hiking trip in Grand Canyon : 3 days Boucher trail - Hermit trail loop.
Arriving to Grand Canyon village on May 9th 2019, starting the trek early morning on May 10 from Hermits rest, returning to same place. I plan to hike from 6 - 13 each day to avoid the heat and camp the rest to relax and read. Since I am travelling alone, for safety reasons if someone is planning similar trip we can make a group. I have the back country camping permit already and Ranger seems willing to issue additional permit if I find someone.
borisu07 Hopefully that map red line is not your intended route. For the number of days and miles you posted, I'd stay with going down Hermit, across the Tonto to Boucher and back up Boucher. Might need to drop down to Boucher Creek for water, but no need to go to the river at either campsite. Nights at Hermit Creek & Boucher Creek, drawing water from Boucher for the way out. Easy enough to add people to your permit, up to 6. Best of luck.
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