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Salt Trail Canyon to LCR GorgeNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Backpack avatar Oct 25 2013
chumley
Backpack7.90 Miles 3,187 AEG
Backpack7.90 Miles2 Days         
3,187 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
 
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Update: Quicksand Video: http://youtu.be/Nj52uPdV_Mg
Scenery and tubing/floating video: http://youtu.be/y7V7L0khokw

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After a meteorological failure this spring, and an aborted attempt two weeks ago, I decided this was the weekend. Sure enough, just miles from the trailhead we encountered an impressive thunderstorm. Lightning, heavy rain, and hail. Not the ingredients for a blue LCR. ](*,)

But we pressed on and the weather cleared. After making sure that there would be no runoff from the storm, we decided to go for it. After some short introductions at the trailhead with some fellow Hazzers, Bob and I made our way down the canyon. I forgot what an absolute joy this hike is. I love stuff like this! It makes Nankoweap and the South Canyon Route seem like hiking along the Arizona Canal :)

We killed it and arrived at the river at noon. Fun and photos filled the afternoon, and I managed to hike upstream a mile and a half for a pleasant float down. There are some awesome views upstream. The water might be the highlight, but the geology down there is like nothing else! A real treat! : app :

The water temperature was great for floating back downstream, but it took a few minutes to warm up once I got back to camp. As the sun began to set, I headed up toward Big Canyon for a few more photos. In near darkness as I was heading back downstream, I passed the other group that was just getting down and ready to set up camp on a little sliver of beach.

The temps were absolutely perfect for sleeping :zzz: and the moon didn't rise until late night, so we got to enjoy an amazing starry night (with at least a handful of shooting stars), and an excellent and restful night of sleep.

Saturday morning we took our time packing up and visiting with the others. Whiskey, tea, and boiled LCR water still tastes like shit. Just throwing that out there.

We were at the car by noon, and headed home with a planned stop at O'Leary which neither of us had done before. But with the road now closed, neither of us was in the mood for a 10-mile round trip at this point, so we headed south for some pizza, wings, and celebratory beers. The food was good and I must be captain charming because I got our friendly server to sit down at the table and hang out with us for an hour or so :)
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