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Royal Arch RouteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Oct 10 2005
desertgirl
Backpack45.00 Miles 4,500 AEG
Backpack45.00 Miles7 Days         
4,500 ft AEG
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Just completed a amazing loop hike of the Royal Arch Drainage - 7 days in the company of some great people - Guru, Diane, Tracy and our fearless trip leader Hank! This trip was something we had wanted to do for a while. For us, it was truly a "Grand Canyon Adventure" - this trip tested our skills and courage at times, effort wise - its been the longest self supported adventure. Our plan was 45 mile roundtrip starting at the South Bass trail head proceeding to Royal Arch via the esplanade/royal arch route; onto Elves Chasm, through the Tonto Trail to South Bass Beach and then up the South Bass trail to the rim.

As Guru put it in his journal - this was an "experience" - a combination of spiritual, panic, pain, joy and whatever other emotions a normal human is capable of experiencing - of this wonderful adventure in one of the most infrequently visited and challenging areas of the canyon.
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Royal Arch - GCNP Royal Arch Creek
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