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Trailspacers- About a year ago you were nice enough to give me some advice on how to gear up for my Grand Canyon trip coming up on Dec. 5th. My 24 yr old son and I will be hiking down the South Kaibab to PR and staying in the Bunkhouses for two nights. On our full day there we will hike to Ribbon Falls and back to PR. We will hike out the Bright Angel perhaps going to Plateau Point on the way up if we have the energy and time. I have just a few questions that you could help me with. We plan on staying on the main trails, but wouldn't mind a short detour for a great view, particularly off the S.Kaibab. If anyone knows of such a trek, please let me know. We are not experts, so limited navigation would be required. Is it practical to hike down the S.Kaibab in the morning and do the River Trail in the afternoon? Seems like we would have the time. Someone reccomended that we bring something to sleep in the bunkhouse, like a bivy sack or sleeping bag. Is that neccessary ? I assume the bunkhouses are heated. Know anything about hiker security ? ie can we leave our packs in the Bunkhouses during dinner or after without worrying about things vanishing ? Is there anything other than the standard things to do at Phantom Ranch that anyone has done in the past ? Short hikes, ruins etc. Finally, is it practical to hike up the Bright Angel, detour to Plateau Point, then up to the Rim ?- we have no time restrictions going up Thanks for any advice.