Grand Canyon West (Bass to Hermit) - Thumbnails
These are pictures of the first of three solo backpack hikes that I did in May-June 2003 (this hike took six days -- and I saw no other hikers between Bass Rapids and Boucher Creek):
This was my 13th hiking trip to the Grand Canyon, which is probably my favorite hiking destination. Since I took a lot of pictures of the corridor trails (Bright Angel and Kaibab) last year, I focused on other trails this time. Click a little picture to enlarge it. To see all the pictures in sequence, click the first picture (or here) and then just keep clicking the right-arrow for the next picture.
- GREEN: Go down the Hermit a little, up the Waldron, west on the closed Old Pasture Road, down the Bass to the river, east on the Tonto across the "jewels" canyons, and return on the Hermit.
- RED: Go down the Hermit to the Tonto, east on the Tonto to Cremation, down the Kaibab to the river, east on the Clear Creek trail to the creek and then back, north on the Kaibab to the North Kaibab Trailhead, back to the river, and return on the South Kaibab.
- BLUE: Take the Tanner down to the river, west on the Escalante Route to Red Canyon, west on the Tonto to Horseshoe Mesa, and return on the Grandview.
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