If you are looking for an overnight Grand Canyon hike with more solitude than the crowded Bright Angel route but still with adequate access to water, this may be the hike for you.
We completed this 4 day/3 night hike in mid-October 2013 starting at the Hermit Trail trailhead heading first to Monument Creek and then on to Hermit Creek.
Grand Canyon – October Trip Down the Hermit Trail
Includes information on planning a backpack trip in the canyon.
Before and After the Hike – Staging the Trip
Post includes recommendations on where to stay on the South Rim.