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Old Hance to Grand View with Rapids, AZ
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Old Hance to Grand View with Rapids, AZ 
Old Hance to Grand View with Rapids, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2013
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking15.24 Miles 6,989 AEG
Hiking15.24 Miles   11 Hrs   18 Mns   1.41 mph
6,989 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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So I got invited along to go on some Grand Canyon hike with the boys. Little did I know the adventure I was in for. Personally I am not a big off trail guy but I don't mind a little here and there. This hike started on the "Old Hance" trail. I'm not sure when it was a trail but it certainly isn't one now. We basically went Rim to River off trail. :o

Along the way we encountered a group that was going to a cave (Tse'an Bida) to do some "research". This happened to be the cave that Dave was looking for so we decided to tag along. That was pretty cool and we only went as far as the opening and signed a register.

Then we basically followed Hance Creek down the ravine. The creek was flowing lightly and there were some waterfalls and a couple pools along the way. It was getting warm out so I took off my shirt, dropped my pack and jumped in. After that we continued on. There are a couple pour offs along the way that you must bypass by going up and around. The spots are carined and there are three in total. As we were nearing the Colorado a couple of the guys were starting to tire. I wanted to press on so I made a decision to continue with or without them. Soon enough Dave and JohnLP came up over the hill and in a half hour we were at Sockdolager Rapids. :y: John9L decided it would be best for him to turn back and we would all meet up at the car later.

From here we simply made our way back up to the Tonto and then on up to Miners/Page Spring. From there it was up to Horseshoe Mesa and on out via the Grandview trail.

I enjoyed seeing the Cave, the Mines, the and of course the Rapids. It wasn't my typical hike but it was certainly a fun adventure. Thanks for the invite Gents.
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