The wife and I are preparing for a trip in november to the grand canyon. We are preparing our backcountry permit applicatiot and it has 3 different trail options. We are pretty set on just doing the corridor trails, but if thats not possible what would be some good choices.
Our plan is to go down south kiabab and stay at the bright angel camp for the first night. The next day go to see the ribbons fall and stay the night at the cottonwood camp. From there back to bright angel camp for the third night. The fourth day we would go up the bright angel trail to the indian gardens camp. The next day we would exit the canyon.
Around here we hike/backpack 7 to 10 miles so would like to keep the miles 7 or under, moreso that we can enjoy our surroundings and rest for the next day.
I am very finish line oriented and have been tring to pace myself, more for my wifes enjoyment than anything.
Neither of us has ever been to the canyon so we dont know what to expect. Should we stick to our guns, and only chose the one plan, or are there other trails we should consider. Our backup plan currently is to rim hike a few days if we're denied a backcountry permit.The canyon is 1300 miles from home so we would like to make the most of the one chance we'll have to see it.
Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.