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Toroweap to Upper HummingbirdNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2013
Hippy
Hiking4.56 Miles 993 AEG
Hiking4.56 Miles
993 ft AEG      59 Mns Break
 
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Took 9L and my ranger buddy, Joe, out to see my "Not-so-secret Secret Trail"

We started from BA went down to the Cinch Up where you go left at the little brown sign that says "Bright Angel :next: " Tourists were confused as usual we had to point them back the right way...

We made great time to the North face well past Trail View lookout we started to slow down when our way became more route finding oriented (YAY!) right about the time you get a magnificent view of Battleship and Horn Creek you really need to start watching your footing.

The first time I did this was the most exhilarating experience I'd had since my first outdoor rappel! Going back through the second time was just as fun but following in (literally) my own footsteps made it MUCH easier and knocked the " :scared: " factor down a LOT.

The two tiny sketchy sections were MUCH easier this time around thanks to my kicking level footholds across the path last time I went through, the risk and exposure is still the same. 3-5 feet below you at a nice angle is the Coconino cliff...

I still say don't do this at night or alone and be careful, you can't trust the slopes!

We found the old Upper Hummingbird trail much sooner this time and got a sweet GPS track! We also got to explore the mining cabin at the top of the Coconino, it looks like the old tram operator station! Awesome!

Climbed out along Upper Humming Bird and walked to Powell and Maricopa points for a nice view of what we just did (again!) Then walked the Rim Trail back to the Village stopping to point out the Razzle Dazzle gravesite and the place I did my first rappel.

Fun little off trail before work! :D
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