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Northern Weekend, AZ 
Northern Weekend, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2017
Hansenaz
Hiking8.00 Miles
Hiking8.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.00 mph
 
1st trip
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My son and I took a quick journey north. Stopped in at the GC North Rim for lunch than an enjoyable drive on the eastern road to the "capes and points"....hadn't been out there before. Very nice. We did the 4mi roundtrip walk out to Cape Final. Nice one...we saw about 50 people along the way but N.Rim people are generally good ones.

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We camped at an overlook point in the National Forest.

I'd always wanted to drive up House Rock Road on the west side of Vermillion Cliffs. Never been up there because I could never win the Wave lottery. We went up anyway with a plan to do the short walk from the Trailhead to Buckskin Gulch just to see the area. Very cool place. We chickened out on descending the 10' obstacle at the top of the first slot (my son has a sore hand and I'm not athletic). The bypass is fun and well cairned these days....we did work to un-Nancy Boy ourselves on the return though by climbing up the 10' debris cliff...not too bad.

Really enjoyed the way the canyon opens up at Buckskin Gulch and seeing the old petroglyphs there.

Encountered two foreign couples heading for the Wave on our way back. Lucky lottery folks...didn't speak English.

We took House Rock Road out the top...no problem except for one muddy creek crossing that stopped at least one small rental car. Home in time for Happy Hour.

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