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Tiyo Point-Shiva Saddle North Rim GC, AZ
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Tiyo Point-Shiva Saddle North Rim GC, AZ 
Tiyo Point-Shiva Saddle North Rim GC, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Aug 31 2013
BiFrost
Backpack17.00 Miles 3,386 AEG
Backpack17.00 Miles3 Days         
3,386 ft AEG
 
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Things started out soggy with rain off and on Saturday, but decided to continue despite the forecast for more rain. Camped at the end of what I call Shiva Point even though it's not called that only because it's the access point for Shiva Temple. Great camp spot with views of Phantom Creek, Shiva and Isis Temple, Tiyo Point and Dragon Creek.

Sunday morning seemed like the rain forecast was spot on and looked like another rainy day. However by 830 the clouds began to break-up and the sun eventually came out. We decided to continue with the planned day hike objective of Shiva Saddle and possibly Isis. The route down from the rim is well marked with cairns but managed to lose the route on the top half only to get back on track for the steepest part above Shiva Saddle (about 1000 feet in half mile). We took a break on the saddle and then traversed over to where the route drops towards Isis Saddle. There was no sign of a marked route down to the saddle; however, it looks like a fairly doable route that will get you to the top of the Redwall and over to Isis Saddle. After that we called it a day and made our way back across Shiva Saddle and up the steep climb to the rim. This time though we were able to follow the cairns all the way which probably saved about an hour or so of route finding and back tracking.

Staying on route allowed us to make it back to camp for happy hour and enjoy the great views on the rim. One upside of the stormy weather was the great sunsets :) Next morning packed up and headed home...North Rim is awesome :D
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