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labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Jun 5, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
No.

Have fun anyway! :-)

Erik
10b4me

Social climber
Jun 5, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
Depending on how long you stay at the bridge, sounds like you might be hiking up during the hottest part of the day.
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Well we did the hike today. Got up a 4am made our way to the South Kiabab trailhead for a 5am start. My plans to try and beat the heat and go down and up Kiabab were quickly discarded. Kiabab was a shadeless inferno so we decided to return to the rim via Bright Angel. Glad we did, it was a 104 degrees at the river and still 103 at Indian Gardens. Drank tons and tons of water, drenched ourselves at every opportunity and snacked almost continuously. Spent two hours waiting for the trail to come into the shade at Indian Garden then finished the climb. Really tough day, but incredible place and views. We are glad we did it. 17.5 miles, 13.5 hours inclusive off waiting out the sun.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jun 7, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Dude, everyone said come up the BA! Glad you made it down and out! Amazing place isn't it?
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Yes I know. Not sure where I came up with the brainiac idea to come back up Kiabab. The Canyon is indeed a wonder of the world.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jun 7, 2013 - 12:36am PT
I'm glad you made it. The weather was absolutely infernal today in the Southwest, especially where you were walking about. Easily 105 degrees and 5-8% humidity. A "dry heat" as we say in AZ...
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 7, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Thanks to all the tacos who gave advice. This is what this place is all about.
aguacaliente

climber
Jun 7, 2013 - 01:43am PT
Well done, glad you came up the BA as there's no water anywhere on the S. Kaibab.

Visit the canyon again in the winter or very early spring, it's awesome then and somewhat temperate in the canyon even when ass-cold on the rim. Seeing a storm clearing off the rim and temple summits is just amazing.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Jun 8, 2013 - 12:24am PT
I hope you are still sore and happy from your vigorous jaunt. Here's the latest from the National Weather Service, your hike was only a few degrees cooler than this current warning. Glad you made it out.

GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
123 PM MST FRI JUN 7 2013

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST
SUNDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...NEAR-RECORD HIGHS OF 109 TO 111 ARE FORECAST
TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY NEAR THE COLORADO RIVER INCLUDING PHANTOM
RANCH. HIGH TEMPERATURES OF 101 TO 103 ARE EXPECTED AT INDIAN
GARDEN NEAR 4000 FEET ELEVATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS WARNING IS RESERVED FOR ONLY THE HOTTEST DAYS OF THE YEAR
AND IS ISSUED WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE TO DANGEROUS
LEVELS. DAY HIKERS ON BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL SHOULD DESCEND NO
FURTHER THAN 1 1/2 MILES. BETWEEN 10 AM AND 4 PM...PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY IS DISCOURAGED. HIKERS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO BE OUT OF THE
CANYON...AT INDIAN GARDEN OR BRIGHT ANGEL CAMPGROUND BETWEEN
THESE HOURS. ALL HIKERS SHOULD HAVE ADEQUATE GEAR...INCLUDING A
WIDE-BRIMMED HAT...SUNSCREEN...SALTY SNACKS...SUFFICIENT WATER
AND ELECTROLYTE MIX. DOUBLING YOUR CALORIE INTAKE HELPS MAINTAIN
YOUR ENERGY. HIKE SMART.
martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 8, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
Thanks Alba. Yes we're are both sore and happy. Hanging in Sedona for a couple of days just relaxing. I have to say, that is one bad ass mf hike.
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