We did two hikes this year. The students
all went on what has become the principle hike done each year, the
Trail-Tonto Trail- Bright Angel Trail hike. This is about 13 miles in
length, where you go down on the South Kaibab for about 1/3 of the hike, across,
to the west, on the Tonto for about 1/3 of the hike to Indian Garden, and then
up the Bright Angel back to the rim for the last third. It's a good day
hike. Just ask anyone who's done it.
The two profs did a
hike along the rim this
year. While not at all trivial distance-wise at 8 miles, it is essentially level ground all the way. This hike was from
the Hermit's Rest end of the Canyon's roadways back to the Bright
Angel trail and lodge area.
Just to make things interesting,
we encountered a bit of snow our last