Hermit Trailhead Access – date posted Apr 12, 2010

From Mar. 1 to Nov, 30, Hermit Road is closed to private vehicles. A numerical code is required to open the gate giving access to Hermit Road. Hikers with a valid backcountry permit who are beginning or ending their hike via the Hermit Trail will be permitted to park at the Hermit trailhead. The Backcountry Information Center will provide the …

Trail Conditions – date posted Apr 8, 2010

New Hance Trail (Apr-8-10): The snow on New Hance Trail is melting off fast. The top 1 1/2 miles are practically snow free and crampons are not necessary. A recent rock fall on top of the Redwall can be negotiated safely. Grandview Trail (Apr-1-10): The north facing aspect means melting is slow and the narrow, exposed nature make crampons and …

Drinking Water in the Cross-Canyon Corridor – date posted Apr 6, 2010

Purified drinking water is available at Bright Angel Campground and Indian Garden Campground. As always, the South Kaibab Trail is dry – no water of any kind. The list below reflects seasonal changes and will be updated when water is turned on or off. North Kaibab Trailhead: water turned OFF Supai Tunnel: water turned OFF Roaring Springs Day Use Area: …

Hiking Podcast Updated – date posted Apr 6, 2010

The Backcountry Information Center has updated the Hiking Podcast with an April 2010 update. Visit the Grand Canyon Podcast Directory (www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/podcasts.htm) for more information or to subscribe. Additionally the update can be heard on the Backcountry Audiocast page (www.nps.gov/grca/photosmultimedia/bc_audiocasts.htm). A transcript of the update is posted on the Backcountry Audiocast page.