A couple of tips for first-timers:
1. Make reservations well in advance of your trip through the Grand Canyon Backcountry Office.
2. Attend the ranger talks in the afternoon.
3. Visit the canteen of nearby Phantom Ranch for snacks, a beer or wine, first aid supplies, etc. You can even reserve a meal here in advance.
by Hey, Jude
February 21, 2001
From journal Desert Adventure in the Grand Canyon