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Grand Canyon River HikesNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Canyoneering avatar May 20 2009
Al_HikesAZ
Canyoneering20.75 Miles 2,000 AEG
Canyoneering20.75 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
C - Strong current; wading/swimming; waterfalls; possible wet/dry suit
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I did a 9 day lower Grand Canyon raft trip with Arizona Raft Adventures AZRA. Put in at Pipe Creek Beach and take out at Diamond Creek. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7202153@N0 ... 146620156/

05-20-09 -
Lower Shinumo Creek to Waterfall (.25 mi RT)(Neal stopped Matt & me from going farther)
Elves Chasm (.5 mi RT)(Neal stopped Matt & me from going farther)

05-21-09 -
Blacktail Canyon (the Great Unconformity) (.5 mi RT)(Neal stopped Matt & me from going farther)
Stone Creek to waterfall (.5 mi RT)(Neal stopped Matt & me from going farther)
Deer Creek through narrows past Patio into camping area. (4 mi RT) (Neal stopped Matt & me from going farther) Brad pointed out some backpackers. I talked with them. Met the legendary Rich Rudow. His group of 6 including Steve(?) Ramras (RAM) had dropped in the East side of Fishtail Canyon this time. 5 raps longest about 95'. They were going up above Deer Creek to a dry lake to camp then going out Cranberry.

05-22-09 -
Kanab Creek (143.5)to uninspiring side canyon to Whispering Falls (6 mi RT)

05-23-09 -
Agave Pit with Dirk (.5 RT) Matt bushwhacked somewhere.

05-24-09
Havasu Creek (156.75) to view of Upper Beaver Falls (did not cross on to Rez) back to Beaver Falls to frolic. (6 mi RT)

05-25-09
National Canyon (166.5) (1.5 RT) Shimmied up slot but route not clear. Neal told us to come back and pointed out where the route was and stopped Matt & me from going any farther) (hmmm . . . detecting a pattern here :sl: )
Lava Scout (.5 RT) Neal did not have to pull Matt & me back, we were looking forward to Lava.

05-26-09
Manhole, Sculpture Garden and Pumpkin Spring (212) (.5 shuttle)

Put in at Pipe Creek, take out at Diamond Creek. Hybrid (paddle & Oar) with AZRA & the legendary Author/Historian Brad Dimock. Glad I had my NRS Work Boots. Did not need splash gear.

I think I've figured out how to do a Bass Trail Rim-to-Rim which will be my fourth different Rim-to-Rim. I'll call the other three the Corridor, the Upper, the Lower and this will be the Bass. Still trying to figure out the Horsethief Trail Rim-to-Rim - need to figure out how to put the pieces together and get it permitted.

Mileage is from Tom Martin's Book Day Hikes from the Colorado River (Third Edition) and memory.
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Elves Chasm Shinumo Creek
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