[pct-l] Desert Hiking Advice

Herb Stroh HStroh at sjmslaw.com
Wed Feb 17 14:36:34 CST 2016

Another place to cut your teeth on desert hiking is the Grand Canyon. While different than the PCT, it is all the challenges of desert hiking: water-carrying capacity, water management, wind, cold nights, and hot days. The scenery is incredibly beautiful, unlike hiking anywhere else. There are many levels of difficulty to choose from--anywhere from corridor trails to off trail scrambles. You might consider a hike down to Bright Angel and over to Clear Creek, or a section of the Tonto Trail. April is a great month for the Grand Canyon and early May; late May gets too hot. Mid to late September is also doable.


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