This is hike #1 of 3 we do to prepare for our Grand Canyon Backpacking trip. It's a slow trail to challenge the endurance of the legs while still training the strength of them with a 1,200 feet elevation. The distance is about 7 miles there and back. We cut it short at 4 miles because someone ran out of water. The temperature at South Mountain is a lot hotter than is going to be at the Canyon in October. That's why we training and prepare now, so we can enjoy the trip better later.
For my final series of videos of What's in my backpack? I cover the most important subject of fuel! Snacks! My snack change depending on the type of weather I'm going to be experiencing while doing my Rim2Rim but overall the main theme stays the same!