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Planning on doing the North Rim trail to Hobb's Cabin and then connector over to the South Rim Trail in two weeks.  Probably make it a two nighter, just because we can.  Any tips, opinions, suggestions, etc on that plan?  Thanks.
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if you guys stay the night at Sawmill, head offtrail across the dry river bed and up the slope about 100 yards. i wont ruin the surprise, but i thought it was pretty cool

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Is it all pretty good trail?  We did Fiery Gizzard last year and some of it was so rocky, it made for slow going.  Made me, and my ankles, nervous.
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Expect pretty easy walking on the rim trails. However, the descent from Hobb's Cabin down to the bottom near Sawmill Camp is just plain brutal--steep & rocky. The climb up to South Rim is along an old road, so it's much easier. Still a little rocky in places, but a gradual climb.

If you have walking sticks, I'd take them along to help on the hard section. It's a great trip---doing it in two nights would give you plenty of time to go slow through the hard part.


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The hike to Hobbs is a bit of a snooze, but the Connector is great. The rangers do an odd thing at SG...they leaf blow the entire Connector Trail. No kidding. If they haven't yet...it could be a real ankle buster...so be aware. Start early if you want to get the cabin. It sleeps at least ten, but some people just don't like to share. Plus the chimney doesn't draft too well. Start a fire early if you want heat without death inducing smoke. I don't personally care for Sawmill CG...always a bit of a bog, but Schwoon spring nearby is awesome...at least when it is hot. Have fun! PS...you might keep an eye out for a grey cat near the ranger station or somewhere along the North Rim Trail. He likes to keep warm by laying in hiker's laps at night FYI. Hope you aren't allergic.
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That was one of the reasons we figured on two nights, just to be safe.  Thanks for the info guys.
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+1 on Schwoon Spring... this is one of the the coolest features in the Gulf, especially when the water's up. this might actually be one of only a few water sources. i can't remember if Savage Creek is actually above ground where the Connector crosses but i do remember the Hobbs Cabin spring being a mudhole, though that was like 10 years ago. you'll have water again where Stage Road passes a waterfall, right before you top out on the ridge.

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Headin' down Saturday.  Forecast looks pretty good, may get rained on Monday.  Thanks for the info!
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