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Hogan Trail Recon, AZ
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Hogan Trail Recon, AZ 
Hogan Trail Recon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2013
John9L
Hiking4.63 Miles 1,558 AEG
Hiking4.63 Miles
1,558 ft AEG
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Hippy and I wanted to explore the Hogan Trail with plans on going all the way to the Lower Orphan Mine. We got a very late start after having brunch at the El Tovar hotel. We quickly shot down BA and then followed a ravine to the base of the Coconino. We got a lot of looks from the tourists as we went off trail. Once at the base of the Coconino we made good time as we headed to the north. The route was easy at first but did not last. After a few minutes you have to cross a drainage and there is a climbing rope available that aides in climbing up the other side. From there we continued and found another climbing rope a few minutes later. This aided on the down climb.

Our pace slowed as you have to fight your way along the base of the Coconino. This section sucked up time and energy. We continued for a while and ultimately decided to turn around. We’ll return another time when we have more time and energy. I would estimate we made it halfway to the Lower Orphan Mine.

After we got back to the BA trail we explored a route one of the park service people told Hippy about. It leads below the Lookout Studio. We worked our way to the base of the cliff and found a laminated memorial picture to someone. On the back were words from a loved one. It was very touching. Afterward we returned to the BA Trail and then headed back to the rim. We’ll return another time and will go all the way to the mine.
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