The kids wanted to hike into the canyon. We asked a ranger and he suggested the Bright Angel Trail. But he cautioned that we should have ice crampons for our shoes/boots because it is very steep and slippery. We checked and they would cost us about $150, so we decided to just walk down the trail a little way without them. This is the trail that the mules take riders down every day. The mules actually made a very nice trail, almost like little steps in the snow. I don't think the ice crampons would have helped at all. We hiked down about one quarter of a mile to the first tunnel (the mules go down about 6 miles for the day trip).
write it all off
5 years ago