This a great hike, but not for beginners. We had snow and ice on the top 1 mile, and then sunny with muddy sections for the next 2 miles due the the snow melting. There is no water available AT ALL, so you must bring all you will need for your entire hike.
Since we are experienced hikers, and this was our main goal at the Grand Canyon for this trip, we arrived with micro-spikes for our hiking boots, poles, and winter gear, full packs with food and water. We saw others on the trail in gym shoes, slipping and sliding, and falling down! Others only had a small water bottle. IMHO hiking a stenuous trail like this, so unprepared, is dangerous!
The views on this trail are AMAZING beyond words. We took 2+ hours down to the 3-mile mark, Skeleton point, where we sat and had lunch. Then it took around 3 hours to hike back up. We stopped often to take photos and enjoy the views, as well as let the horseback groups pass.
All in all, this was one of the most amazing hikes we have ever done and we can't wait to go back!!!
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