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GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 11:02 am
by chumley
From the AZCentral Throwback Photos slideshow I saw the attached photo with this non-descript caption: "Llamas at the Grand Canyon Sept. 14, 1985."

Anybody recognize specifically where in the canyon it was taken?

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 11:45 am
by John9L
The pic was taken at the Coconino Overlook along the North Kaibab Trail. I've never been there. I had to do some research just like the old pixel trivia days. :D

http://hikearizona.com/photo=211774

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 1:21 pm
by azbackpackr
Interesting! I'm pretty sure only horses and mules are allowed now, maybe donkeys as well. It's generally known that horses are not fond of llamas, and lord knows what they'd do if they saw a camel. I would not want to be riding a horse the first time he sees a camel.

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 2:42 pm
by chumley
azbackpackr wrote:I'm pretty sure only horses and mules are allowed now, maybe donkeys as well
"equines": horses, mules, and donkeys/burros are ok.

Prohibited are llamas, goats, and other non-equine stock animals.

Know anybody with a pet zebra? I think that would be a sight to see.

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 6:11 pm
by azbackpackr
There's always the Tijuana Zebra, a little-known species!

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 7:59 pm
by nonot
If you want to dig into the archives, theres photos of a 4WD truck halfway down to Phantom, with about 2 inches of room to spare to the side before it goes over the edge. As far as I know it drove all the way down and back out with no incidents.

1960s I think

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 05 2014 10:12 pm
by Tough_Boots
azbackpackr wrote:It's generally known that horses are not fond of llamas
oh yeah... everyone know that. :)

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 09 2014 9:09 am
by KwaiChang
@nonot
You serious??? A 4WD ALL the way to Phantom and BACK!!! NO. FLIPPING. WAY!

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 09 2014 11:58 am
by Dave1
@Kwai Chang
In the early '80s they had a Jeep at Phantom Ranch to assist with building a new septic system. It was floated in via the Colorado and then flown out by helicopter.
jeep.PNG

Re: GC Throwback

Posted: May 09 2014 12:04 pm
by KwaiChang
OK - so no one "drove" it down there - I was gonna say......that woulda took great balls of steel to do that... :scared: ...not to mention about 20 tires......sorta looks like a clown driving a clown car!! No offense intended!

Wait this isn't the same 4WD nonot is talking about tho.....