2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

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Start Date 2011-04-02
 
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PaleoRob
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2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 13 2009 1:03 pm

Another one of those "you asked for it, now you'll get it" deals.
Rainbow Bridge via Redbud Pass. New information added 3/26/11.
Okay, so here's the deal. 13 miles from Rainbow Lodge to Rainbow Bridge. Hit the trail on the 2nd. Spend the first day hiking to First Water, about 8 miles in. Second day we'll head down to the bridge and back to camp as a dayhike. On the 4th, we'll hike back to our trucks. We'd meet in Page early on the 2nd - details to be PMed to participants. Friday night gathering and pre-hike meet and greet recommended.
Cost: Navajo Nation hiking permit= $5/day/person. Navajo Nation camping permit = $5/person/night. Total = $25.
Early April can get very cold, and there still remains the possibility of a snowstorm, so plans might be canceled or changed depending on weather. Obviously that will be discussed as the date gets closer.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 31 2011 4:20 pm

Yeah, I talked to him last night. Winger won't be making it out, unfortunately. Looks like we'll have 5: Randal, myself, Toad, Larry, and a local friend who's not on the site, Clanton.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by squatpuke » Mar 31 2011 8:58 pm

Rob...you didn't clarify a big concern of mine....will you bring a change of clothes this time?

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 31 2011 9:00 pm

My wife certainly wants me to.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Apr 01 2011 8:13 am

Trip is canceled.
April Fools!
Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Apr 01 2011 11:09 am

Larry, didn't you know? Rob only owns one set of clothing! With your deeply kind and charitable nature, I am sure you will be willing to bring along some pants and a shirt to donate to the cause. :D
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by squatpuke » Apr 05 2011 5:55 pm

azbackpackr wrote:Larry, didn't you know? Rob only owns one set of clothing! With your deeply kind and charitable nature, I am sure you will be willing to bring along some pants and a shirt to donate to the cause. :D
Well...my 8 year son does have some stuff he's outgrown....

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Apr 05 2011 6:49 pm

squatpuke wrote:
azbackpackr wrote:Larry, didn't you know? Rob only owns one set of clothing! With your deeply kind and charitable nature, I am sure you will be willing to bring along some pants and a shirt to donate to the cause. :D
Well...my 8 year son does have some stuff he's outgrown....
:D
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Apr 05 2011 10:44 pm

Thanks Rob for pulling this all together. Awesome trek! Presume the South Route hike description is in the works.

:wrt: Good to meet Toad, Clanton, and Larry as well.

Chaco solstice get-together on the calendar?

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Apr 06 2011 6:19 am

Glad we did this! Description is up. I'll get Chaco on the calendar this week.
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