Grand canyon rafting — day 6 by Peter Williams | Posted on 22 July 2017 | Comments Off on Grand canyon rafting — day 6 The Hike out. 8.6 miles horizontally, 1 mile vertically, 108 degrees in the sun (which most of the way is). We are each carrying about 25 pounds gear and water. View from camp in the, early, morning light. Leaving the boats behind. We’ve come a long way. We made it! Total hike time: 7 hours. Not bad.