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I think it is preferable to take in the South Rim toward the end of your hike rather than at the beginning. The view, of course, is the same either way (terrific), but there's something satisfying about looking down and telling yourself, gee, I crossed all that?I think only one of the rim campsites is literally next to the rim; the others will require a (very) short walk.I want to reiterate that it is very likely to be hot, hot, hot along the Dodson. Even worse, there is almost zero shade. You don't want to be hiking up Blue Creek in the late afternoon, either, as the upper half faces directly west with no shade.
Being from SETX where itís not uncommon to have days in the 100ís and anywhere from 75% to 100% humidity Iím not too terribly concerned about the heat.
My comment about the heat may be misinterpreted, Iím not just brushing it off I know it will still be hot. Just needed to clarify before anyone jumps on me for it lol
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