The South Kaibab Trail begins with a series of tight switchbacks known as "the chimney." This is where ice will most likely be encountered during winter months. Hikers are reminded that during the spring freeze-thaw cycle an increase in naturally occurring rock falls should be expected. From the Trailhead near Yaki Point, the South Kaibab drops rapidly through the 400 foot (120 m) layer of Kaibab Limestone. This portion of the trail was blasted out of the sheer cliff in 1925. #GrandCanyon #Arizona #Hiking -mq [Image description: a sheer limestone cliffs in which six switchbacks have been cut. A number of tiny hikers are visible here and there along the trail.]
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