Hello all! My wife and I (mid-late 20's couple) are on our honeymoon trip and we would like to take this opportunity to have a hike/camp experience in the grand canyon on 26-27 June. We plan to take the S.Kaibab trail to the Bright Angel Campground and back via the Bright Angel trail, completing it in 2D1N starting the hike as early as possible to avoid the sun.
Unfortunately after all the researching and planning we were informed that the backcountry permit for advance booking is full and the ranger advised us to try our luck for the daily application, which we will since we will arrive at the area on the 25th. Just would like to see if there is anyone who has such experience and if the chances of me getting the permit is good.
Also can anyone advice me on where is a good place to rent equipments for the hike/camp? I will be in Vegas on 23-24 and will return on 28th. I have made accommodations booking @ Kingman on the 27th June as I read that it is strongly encouraged by the contributors in here that it is not feasible to drive back to Vegas after doing the 2D1N trip in GCNP. Therefore I can rent the equipment either in Vegas or Kingman.
Thanks for your time and appreciate your input. Cheers!!