Monday, February 18, 2008

Some statistics for the trails we'll be hitting:
  • South Kaibab Trail - Trailhead (South Rim) to Phantom Ranch - 6.9 miles, dropping 4,700 feet
  • Bright Angel Trail - Phantom Ranch to South Rim Trailhead - 9.8 miles, climbing 4,330 feet

I have a little spreadsheet breaking the descent in and the climb out into five and six segments respectively, with the following statistics listed for each segment:

  • cumulative total distance from start
  • elevation (feet above MSL)
  • segment distance (miles)
  • segment elevation change (feet)
  • segment percent slope
  • segment run per foot of elevation change
  • cumulative total elevation change from start (feet)

If you are interested, let me know and I will send you a copy of the spreadsheet!