So, hiking in the Grand Canyon. Naturally, everyone wants to go right to the bottom because of course, how could you not? But if you're going to the bottom, be prepared to stay there.
Phantom Ranch is where you'll stay for a canyon floor hike. Because it's nearly IMPOSSIBLE to hike down to the bottom and back up in a day. And why is that, you may ask? I'm in terrific shape and I can certainly handle a measly 5-mile hike in one day, can't I? Haven't I run a mara
I mean, these are all the thoughts I had anyway. And I'll tell you why you can't handle this seemingly short hike in a day. If you go during the winter, the days are short.
And once the sun's gone down, you're in serious danger of freezing. It gets extremely cold there during the fall and winter. This is the desert after all. So what about summer?