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 » Dec 03 2010 10:47 am

Nice picture Ray...I see a resemblance between us...
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by nonot » Dec 03 2010 1:16 pm

I'm interested, but I'm not going to block out my calendar or fully commit until the event gets closer, because I got burned last year.

What is the cutoff dates for getting the permits...a week before...a day?
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 03 2010 1:44 pm

We can get them the day of, in fact, but I'd like to shoot for a little earlier than that, in case the office isn't open early that day or whatever. I'll give a bit more information as I find out if this will be "winter" or "on-season" time for the Antelope Kiosk, which will affect where (and when) we would need to do the permit stuff.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by IHike » Dec 07 2010 6:08 am

I will be coming from Phoenix, as the date nears I would love to figure out some carpooling options with anyone else from Phoenix or possibly Flagstaff.

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Dec 07 2010 6:32 am

Being up here in Page, it will be difficult for me to coordinate any carpooling, but I imagine that lots of people will want to be involved in carpooling from points south. Up here in Page we can arrange carpool options to the trailhead as well.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 07 2010 7:13 am

raywing wrote::y: :sl:

Yes I can post
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 07 2010 7:14 am

I am hoping that raywing and squatpuke and I will be carpooling from here in Flag. So there might be room for one more. We can figure that out as time approaches.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by squatpuke » Dec 15 2010 3:29 pm

azbackpackr wrote:
raywing wrote::y: :sl:

Yes I can post
Well, looky here! The Wingnut has arrived.
Raywing looks like a heathen I used to know....

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 15 2010 5:40 pm

in the biblical sense? :sl:
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by raywing » Dec 15 2010 6:19 pm

@squatpuke
:y: Thats Mr. Heathen to you!

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by raywing » Dec 15 2010 6:20 pm

@azbackpackr
Clean your house :D

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 15 2010 6:28 pm

No way!
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 07 2011 6:39 pm

Just a reminder that this is less than a month away...
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by squatpuke » Mar 09 2011 10:25 pm

ugggg....time to shed that winter coat. Where's the treadmill?

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by azbackpackr » Mar 10 2011 5:14 am

Hey Larry. I had to cancel on this one--family deal going on in Calif. the sam weekend. I think Raymundo is still going, though. You guys are going to have a blast!
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by writelots » Mar 10 2011 1:28 pm

Man - I'll be headed to the Royal Arch on the 5th... It would just be too tight a turn around for me (of course, if I had the time to just stay up there...sigh). I really wish I could go and experience 2 amazing arches in 1 week!
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by Randal_Schulhauser » Mar 13 2011 9:14 pm

4 day long weekend already booked off work :y:

Rob - Any more details on this trek?

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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 13 2011 9:49 pm

Updates from those that have gone before. First day will probably be about 8 miles to get to water, so come prepared. I plan on talking to boat people this week, since 3rd quarter is finally done.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 15 2011 5:56 pm

Permits are going to be $15/person. I will be picking them up in two weeks. I'd prefer cash in hand (or account) by next week. Normally I'd float that, but $135 worth of permits is a bit much for my moving-strapped account.
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Re: 2011 Rainbow Bridge Spectacular

Post by PaleoRob » Mar 20 2011 9:16 pm

Talked to some boat-owner friends. They are not optimistic all of a sudden. So tomorrow I call the tour boat desk.
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