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Nankoweap TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2014
Hiking14.00 Miles 3,757 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
3,757 ft AEG
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1st trip
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This was our first hike out on the Nankoweap trail. Started at the Point Imperial trailhead in the snow and 34 degrees! Almost 3 miles later with the snow gone picked up trail Nankoweap #57. I thought this trail would just drop down into the Nankoweap trail, which it did, but to my surprise the was much elevation gain and loss. Once on the Nankoweap trail we hiked down the 'shute" and began our traverse across the narrow and exposed trail. Ran into a Ranger about halfway out to Marion point who had camped the previous night at Marion Point. About 5 minutes later ran into 2 guys who spent 4 days on the trail and 2 of those days down by the river. Our goal was to hike out to Tilted Mesa, but when we got to the Marion Point camp area took a short break and headed back. Would have love to have made it out to Tilted Mesa but just ran out time. This was great hike and would do it again.

I was concerned about the exposure (previous trip logs and pics) on the Nankoweap trail, but was really ok with it. I had to just remain focused on the trail going across the traverse. I guess the real pressure was meeting Chumley and 9L at the rough rider saloon(North Rim)and promising to post my 1st triplog at 9L's request!
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