Grand Canyon National Park
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Hike the South Kaibab Trail
It’s hard to know exactly what to do at the Grand Canyon. It is massive and there are so many possibilities. If you are in the South Rim of the canyon, the South Kaibab trail is great because it leads down toward the basin of the canyon but you can tailor it to your group. There is an easy 1.8 mile roundtrip hike that takes you to Ooh Ahh Point for a spectacular view. The next stopping point is Cedar Ridge, a 3 mile roundtrip hike that leads you to a flat area with even better, wider views of the canyon. We did the 6 mile roundtrip hike to Skeleton Point. Here you can catch a glimpse of the Colorado river. This is also where most of the life altering, meaningful thoughts about life came to me. If you’re a real champ you can hike all the way down to the bottom of the basin but it’s advised that you don’t do this in one day. There is no shade or water on the trail so bring enough water for your selected hike. Hot tip: make sure you don’t bring so much water you are dragged down by it. There is only one chance to use the “toilet” (at the Cedar Ridge) so chugging all your water to lighten your load is not a good option. I tried it.
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