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2018美國跨州國家公園之旅D3 大峽谷國家公園(Grand Canyon National Park)南緣下谷底O形環走(2018.06.03)

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第三天(2018.06.03、星期日)

 

大峽谷國家公園(Grand Canyon National Park)2009年曾來遊過,但當年僅玩遍南緣(South Rim)各景點,此次女兒再次安排來此主要是讓我完成健行到谷底的心願,並到大峽谷北緣(North Rim) 走走。

 

 
 
 
大峽谷南北緣越谷縱走是多少登山客的夢想,其走法是從北緣的North Kaibab Trail下到谷底在谷底的Phantom Ranch住宿或露營,第二天再由South Kaibab TrailBright Angel Trail上到南緣,或是採取反方向的行程,但此穿越大峽谷之行通常要在一年前開始排隊抽籤,其誇張程度遠比台灣任何高山行程的抽籤難上多了,即使抽籤上了你還得安排單程兩百多哩的接駁問題,這對一個不是住在當地或美國常住的登山客來說真是一件不容易的事;我為了一探大峽谷谷底風光就計畫了這趟瘋狂之旅~邀同兩個外孫(豆豆和貝貝)從南緣的South Kaibab Trail下谷底,然後沿著科羅拉多河河岸西行一哩多再由Bright Angel Trail上山回到南緣,這種一天來回的行程有點難度,連公園的Ranger都不太鼓勵的,但我們終於做到了,我以兩個外孫引以為傲!

 

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南緣下峽谷登山口South Kaibab Trailhead,海拔7,200(2,195公尺)

 

谷底(Phantom Ranch):科羅拉多河,海拔2,400(732公尺)

 

回南緣登山口Bright Angel Trailhead,海拔6,840(2,085公尺)

 

登山里程16.1(25.76公里)

 

下山6.8(10.88公里)

 

谷底沿河步道1.5(2.4公里)

 

上山7.8(12.48公里)

 

總爬升高度:約5,000(1,524公尺)

 

登山時間14小時20

 

 
難度一:先陡下1463公尺,再陡上1353公尺。

 

難度二:谷底高溫華氏110(攝氏43.3),高溫下陡上熱死人,我們每人飲水量都超過10公升。

 

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飲用水供給站:

 

(一) South Kaibab Trail全程無供應飲水設備,必須走到谷底Phantom Ranch才有加水站。

 

() Bright Angel Trail沿途每年四月底五月初供應到十月初者有:Bright Angel Campground Indian Garden Campground3.0Resthouse1.5Resthouse

 

   全年供應者僅有Bright Angel Campground Indian Garden兩處

 

Pipe Creek與科羅拉多河匯流口的River Resthouse是不供應飲用水的,上述供水站園方不敢保證不會有問題,所以登山客最好要有自行解決萬一缺水的備案措施。

 

廁所設備:

 

S0uth Kaibab Trail沿途有兩處,一處在距登山口1.5(2.4公里)Cedar Ridge,一處在距離登山口4.5(7.2公里)The Tipoff

 

Bright Angel Trail沿途有四處,分別設在距Bright Angel Trail登山口1.5哩和3.0哩的休息站、距登山口4.5哩的Indian Garden和距登山口7.8Pipe Creek與科羅拉多河匯流口的River Resthouse附近。

 

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行程簡述:

 

當天我們背了午餐、點心及飲用水出發,飲用水我背了四公升、豆豆也背了四公升,貝貝堅持背六公升上路,女兒打算陪我們走一段路後再單獨回旅館陪她老媽到南緣逛逛。

 


South Kaibab Trailhead
South Kaibab Trailhead
05:10 登山口(South Kaibab Trailhead)出發,天已亮,不用戴頭燈,沿著步道下行,South Kaibab Trail在陡峭的山壁間“之字形迂迴下行,由上往下看極似一座螺旋樓梯。

 


The first part of the hike
The first part of the hike
Switch backs Begin Right Away
Switch backs Begin Right Away
05:35 抵達“Ooh Aah Point”,海拔6,440(1,963公尺) ,距登山口約0.9(1.44公里),這是一處不錯的展望點,女兒就陪我們走到此,祖孫三人繼續下行。

 


Ooh Aah Point With Trail In Background 1
Ooh Aah Point With Trail In Background
此後有一大部分時間走在Cedar Ridge山脊上,風景很美。

 


Hike on South Kaibab Trail 1
Hike on South Kaibab Trail
Looking down at Cedar Ridge & O’Neil Butte from the trail 1
Looking down at Cedar Ridge & O’Neil Butte from the trail
Hiking on Cedar Ridge 4
Hiking on Cedar Ridge 5
Hiking on Cedar Ridge
Hiking on Cedar Ridge 1
Hiking on Cedar Ridge
06:00 抵達Cedar Ridge休息點,海拔6,080(1,853公尺),距離登山口1.5(2.4公里),此處是一處大平台,有一座廁所,大部分的登山客將此作為一處休息站;
Cedar Ridge 2
Cedar Ridge


平台北邊那座形似大霸尖山的高峰就是O'Neill Butte,海拔6,071( 1,850 公尺),他是一座攀岩者喜愛的攀登山頭。

 


O’Neil Butte
O’Neil Butte
Hikers on thier way up to South Rim 2
Hikers on thier way up to South Rim
很多一般遊客也會健行到此處再折回登山口,我們小休後繼續下山;
Hike on South Kaibab Trail 2
Hike on South Kaibab Trail



步道仍取“之字形下降,不一會兒由形似大霸尖山的O'Neill Butte東側山腰繞過,繞過O'Neill Butte山腰後是一段平緩的筆直小徑,漫步在小徑上環視著顏色千變萬化的大峽谷岩壁、山谷,真是美極了!

 


Hiking towards O’Neil Butte 2
Hiking towards O’Neil Butte
View of Inner Canyon
View of Inner Canyon
Hiking below O’Neil Butte 2
Hiking below O’Neil Butte
Hiking below O’Neil Butte 1
Hiking below O’Neil Butte
06:45 抵達Skeleton Point休息點,海拔5,160(1,573公尺),距離登山口3.0(4.8公里);大平台,兩兄弟加強防曬措施,小休後續行。

 


Jacob putting on sunscreen
Jacob putting on sunscreen
View down in to canyon from below Skeleton Point 2
View down in to canyon from below Skeleton Point 1
View down in to canyon from below Skeleton Point
離開Skeleton Point後是一段蠻長的陡下坡,還好步道仍採取“之字形迂迴而下,走來不算困難,倒是那“之字形迂迴而下的步道由上往下看真是壯觀呀!

 


Looking down onto South Kaibab Trail from Skeleton Point 1
Looking down onto South Kaibab Trail from Skeleton Point
First View Of Calorado River
First View Of Calorado River
07:10 路右石壁上一標示牌標示“South Rim 3.5 mlPhantom Ranch 3.8 ml”,此處海拔4,700(1,433公尺)

 


Beautiful Rock Formations And Cliffs (2)
Beautiful Rock Formations And Cliffs
Take a rest
Take a rest
Jacob on the South Kaibab Trail near The Tipoff
Jacob on the South Kaibab Trail near The Tipoff
Me on the South Kaibab Trail near The Tipoff
Me on the South Kaibab Trail near The Tipoff
Looking down onto Jacob on the South Kaibab Trail near The Tipoff from the trail
Looking down onto The Tipoff from the trail
07:45 抵達The Tipoff,海拔3,920(1,195公尺),距離登山口4.5(7.2公里),此處亦是一處大平台,有一間廁所,距谷底高度還要下降約1,500(457公尺);豆豆和貝貝看起來精神都還不錯,豆豆督促貝貝再塗防曬油以免曬傷;在此休息約十分鐘再行,此後步道即是往谷底科羅拉多河陡下,落差有四百多公尺。

 


The Tipoff 2
The Tipoff
Looking Back Most Of The Way Down 1
Looking Back Most Of The Way Down 2
Looking Back Most Of The Way Down
07:53 步道右上方一座緊急求救通訊設備。

 


The trail across red slopes just below the Tipoff 2
The trail across red slopes just below the Tipoff
Me on the South Kaibab Trail with Colorado River in the background
Me on the South Kaibab Trail with Colorado River in the background
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