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Tonto Trail: South Kaibab to Bright Angel
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Tonto Trail: South Kaibab to Bright AngelNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2013
Hippy
Hiking15.50 Miles 3,833 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles
3,833 ft AEG
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John9L
Decided to up this triplog now that I'm awake...basically I'd read about some ruins off the tonto at the base of the Tapeats and I wanted to go find them. I read there's some "intense scrambling" involved so I thought it better not to go alone. Smart decision but not entirely necessary. The scramble down the breaks in the tapeats was nothing major in my eyes, its steep and scree covered but the line was easy to follow and once you know where you're going you've got it made!
In a place entirely opposite of where we expected to find anything I nearly stepped on a black and white pottery shard that pretty much screamed itself into focus.
After that other shards, some knapped flakes, the metate and other beautiful relics came clearly into view.

As much cool stuff as we did find, looks like we'll be heading back again soon to find the REAL deal down there in the Tapeats...fascinating place the Tapeats...always something neat be it ruins, pottery, flakes or other knapping station evidence and best of all...dead things!! :y:

And now, the weather:
Snow down to Indian Garden and a few tiny patches along the Tonto east of there.
Snow down to the Supai on South Kaibab but not on trail until well above Ooh Ahh Pt. Lots of snow in Chimney on SK but not much ice, TONS of traction device tracks on DIRT and snow but SO not necessary as of today. :lol: tourists.

Thanks 9L for letting me drag you into this, it's great to finally have someone who can keep up with me and isn't afraid to explore away from the beaten path!! : rambo :
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