The First Steps a Doozie! Icy Conditions at Grand Canyon National Park
As spring breakers head to one of our nation’s top National Parks, they may want to choose their trails wisely or pack some extra equipment to help with the icy conditions.
According to Grand Canyon National Park, The top mile of the Bright Angel Trail is icy and treacherous. Ice and mud is present in the upper switchbacks (chimney) of the South Kaibab Trail. Snow-melt can refreeze overnight. Slip-on shoe traction devices and trekking poles are recommended.
Caution: The top of Bright Angel & S.Kaibab Trails are icy. Slip-on shoe traction devices & trekking poles are recommended. Tues 3/7/17 pic.twitter.com/EzKSDcvMNg
— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) March 7, 2017
When conditions are icy, use instep crampons or ski poles for extra safety!