Dr Joseph Maroon Completes Rim to Rim Hike Through Grand Canyon

Dr Maroon Grand Canyon Rim Hike 2As part of the retirement celebration for renowned Arizona neurosurgeon  Dr Robert Spetzler, Dr Maroon and his daughter Isabella hiked the 24 mile ‘Rim to Rim” trail through the Grand Canyon.  As described by the National Parks Service:

On this epic Grand Canyon hike, you’ll leave from the North Kaibab Trail on the North Rim, challenging your personal limits as you descend 14.3 miles and 6,000 feet to the bottom of the canyon before connecting with the Bright Angel Trail and climbing 4,500 feet and 9.6 miles back out again to the South Rim.

Both crossed without injury and enjoyed the fantastic scenery and the breathtaking sunset.  Completing this hike all in one day has been a 34 year tradition lead by Dr Spetzler and enjoyed by numerous neurosurgical staff and residents throughout the years.  Learn more Dr Maroon’s good friend, Dr Robert Spetzler and his years of service HERE.

Dr Maroon photoed here with co-hiker daughter Isabella MaroonDr Maroon Bella May 2017