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Shoshone Point Trail - 16 members in 71 triplogs have rated this an average 4.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 11 2013
hippiepunkpirate
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 Peoria, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Late afternoon stroll with a nice couple from Houston that were on my tour this evening. Saw people along the trail, but had the point all to ourselves :D
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May 30 2013
hippiepunkpirate
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Tour of South Rim Points, AZ 
Tour of South Rim Points, AZ
 
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This was a private photography tour I led so we hiked out to few different places throughout the day including: Shoshone Point, Pinal Point, a smaller point near Zuni Point, the old hotel site at Grandview, the paths around Desert View, and a stroll out to the upper Little Colorado Overlook. A fine day, albeit a bit toasty during the midday. Biggest excitement was me getting a bit of whipple cholla stuck in my leg near Pinal Point. Fortunately I was wearing pants so removal wasn't too bad ( I didn't have a comb with me). That sucker did draw blood on my calf though. Ice cream at Desert View ended the day on a good note.
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May 20 2013
cactuscat
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Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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Strolled out to Shoshone with my friend Robin - who doesn't hike - kicked over some cairns, watched sunset, finally climbed the Stoneman.
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Apr 15 2013
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 phoenix, az
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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easy hike out to a point with stellar views
climbed the stone man, then took some time to look at various landmarks
checked out kelly's store, the visitor center, kolb studio and other rim attractions
relaxing afternoon
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Apr 15 2013
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Mar 29 2013
Hippy
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 Grand Canyon
Rim Trail - GC South RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Hippy
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I was planning on taking S. Kaibab to Tonto across to Bright Angel buuuut my morning didn't start off so hot :zzz: :sk: :yuck:

So I woke up late, drove the suby to the "rock Star Parking" and caught the next shuttle out to Hermit's Rest....yaaaay Hermit's Rest whooo.... :-s

And from there I just started walking, at a Skunk Creek Trail pace, east along the South Rim Trail...I wanted to see everything the South Rim has to offer, which actually is a LOT more than expected!!
Thanks to Butchart and Tomasi :worthy: I gathered a ton of "secrets" the night before and was able to spot quite a few of them for myself along the way, my camera on the other hand was unable to, but if you're ever feeling lazy I can point the way!

((Also apparently I need a GPS because the S. Rim Trail doesn't have a track??? Ugh, I had to free hand it to get my exact mileage!))

Anywho, from HR to "The Village" I didn't spot much because I was cussing at myself for walking this section of the trail again (Uncle Chum and I skipped merrily down it barely two weeks ago heading west and I promised myself I'd never do that again unless I had my daughter with me!!)
What seemed like ten hours later I made it to the bus depot above Mallery's Grotto (near the BA TH) and ignoring the looks of tourists I scrambled down to view the rock art from above, the lighting sucked and my photos were awful (worse than usual anyway!!)

I then raced down to the Flagpole by El Tovar trying to catch a glimpse of "something" off the west side, no luck, I oughta try finding it from below, off trail, first so I might spot it easier from above next time!!
I did spot the old cableway/tram ruins from way up there though (thanks to some old guy's binoculars!) From there I ran like a bat out of hell to Yavapai (wasn't I sick this morning why am I running?!?!)

I popped in to the geology Museum and overheard a ranger nature talk was ending just ways down the trail toward Mather so I darted back out and ran in to none other than our dear friend Ranger Cutie Pie, she knew me in an instant, we had a quick chat, in the end we both agreed the best way to find what I wanted to find in that area was a jaunt down the Tonto and a climb up a ravine...next adventure!!! We said goodbye and I brisked down to Mather Amphitheatre where Ranger Rick was giving another mature talk, awesome! Break time, I was tired...after I asked Rick the same things I asked Ranger Kristi I tore off my shirt (which by the way is the ONLY HAZ shirt I own) and pranced down the trail in my bikini top, such a lovely day to get a tan!

At Mather Point I joined a throng of tourists and was able to spot a gorgeous Pinnacle that sits due east and down below the lookout, Old Ornery Mike Weaver says it can be reached from Tonto Trail also, sounds like Tonto Trail is the place to be!

From here I forget everything I saw of importance (shush, I was tired!) but somehow made it to the place near Pipe Creek Lookout/Vista, pretty sure somewhere around here is where I parked then hiked along the rim trail to reach S. Kaibab last time I was out this way, which was saturday, also where I threw up after doing rim to river and back :lol:

Some gorgeous views along this stretch of the S. Rim trail, Wotan's seems to loom nearer and nearer with every step! Some tourists caught me naming the landmarks to myself (honestly I thought I was alone!) and asked me to point them out to them, which I gladly did, of course!

Somewhere along the way I made it to S. Kaibab TH and while petting the mules I spotted my coworker Kenny, he had just finished rim to river and back via S. Kaibab, he said it was his first time along that trail and loved it, we shared stories and I invited him to join me to Shoshone point, poor guy had no idea what he was getting in to.

We cut through the woods toward Yaki Point startling some gorgeous stellar's blue jays, those things are hard to catch on camera! And we crossed paths with two elkers. Then we came up to Yaki point took a few photos, skipped the bus stop and staircase and cut through the woods along a dirt trail that eventually turned into a rocky scree trail then back to a dusty dirt trail, about 15 minutes along we encountered a loud whirring noise, I grabbed Kenny by the backpack and we darted behind a tree as 5 HUGE Zamboni looking tractor mabobber things came bumbling down the trail disrupting our solitude!!! :x

We laughed and made a game (it's been a long day!!) out of avoiding the Zambonis and tromped through the forest more or less playing "cowboys and Indians" which is funny because I found out along the trek that Kenny is a full Navajo! Awesome!

We finally broke into a small clearing that had 2 restrooms, multiple picnicking areas and a "fenced in" amphitheater. Everything I've read says this is "for park use only", riiiight.

There was not a soul in sight since we left Yaki Point and we bounced down to the actual Point where a 7 maybe 8 foot tall rock (in the sporadic shape of an edgy mushroom) rises up from the platform. For some unknown reason my phone decided to chime in that it had signal, so I managed to inform my Uncle where I was and he was quick so suggest I climb the rock...well, what else was I gonna do?! I climbed the rock!

I wanted to go further but I was tired and quickly boring of this pathetic excuse for a "trail", we ended up gallivanting through the woods all the way back to S. Kaibab TH totally bypassing Yaki Point which probably would have been the better choice for picking up the shuttle...whatever!!
We hopped the shuttle back to the village where we parted ways and I ended up at home with my head in books cross referencing all the "secrets" I missed or could not find...I feel like I left a lot out but whatever, I'm tired. Goodnight!! :zzz:
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Nov 05 2012
cactuscat
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Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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cactuscat
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Regular Shoshone stroll ... completely alone out there this time. Some smoke drifting over the North Rim.
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Oct 19 2012
cactuscat
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Sunset stroll with Nick and a friend from work.
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Oct 19 2012
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 Kingman, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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Kelly has a cool topography map of the Canyon that I need to get.
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Oct 19 2012
vanman
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 Gilbert
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Thought we might get lucky and see the condors again. Not so lucky this day but still a great day for a picnic on the edge of the rim!
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Oct 17 2012
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Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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After reading other triplogs, had to check it out for an afternoon picnic with the kids. What a great spot, especially this time of year when it is basically empty!

We were treated to an aerial show when three condors soaring on the lower buttes came all the way up to the rim when we where on the point by the rock. They got so close we could easily hear the sound of their wings through the air and see their tags!
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Sep 29 2012
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Took a walk out to the point. First time there and the views are very nice. I also said hi to the wise stoneman for Kelly.
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Sep 21 2012
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 Phoenix, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Nice easy little walk down a dirt road-- beautiful views and no crowds. Worth every step! :)
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Sep 21 2012
John9L
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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Sep 21 2012
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 Flagstaff, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
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I'm shocked that I didn't know of this location prior to today. Simply fabulous. It was Friday and we saw about only 4 other people. (compared to 40 at every other viewpoint).

Definitely the best view on the South Rim...IMHO.
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Sep 07 2012
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Took my friend to Shoshone Point ...
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Sep 03 2012
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Today would have been my mom's 76th birthday - the first since she passed away.
Went out to Shoshone Point to say goodbye ... felt her with me on the walk out.
When I got near the Point, I saw that there was a couple getting married out there. It was beautiful and perfect - mom would have loved it.
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Aug 05 2012
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Texted Nick to see if he wanted to join me for a Shoshone stroll, but he was working ... I didn't know that because right after I texted him, I was out of cell service - so I half expected someone I knew to show up on this hike ...
One car in the lot when I arrived. As I was departing the trailhead, a silver van pulled up along the road and four or five people jumped out and headed in opposite directions, and the van took off - very sketchy looking.
Walked down the trail, enjoying the Ponderosa Pine-scented air and wildflowers. Found what appeared to be medium-sized cat tracks, fairly fresh, in the mud. Passed the two people who belonged to the car on their way out.
Halfway down the trail I was startled to hear gunfire - quite a bit of it - coming from back near the trailhead. I whipped out my phone to call it in, but had no service ... five minutes later I reached the rim and was able to call. Reached NPS dispatch, and was informed that what I was hearing was Rangers playing with guns in the woods ... he may have called it "training".
Got to the point and enjoyed the view - though I was bothered by gnats, which I first noticed the day before at Cedar Ridge.
The Colorado is still running nice and brown - looked like chocolate milk above the rapids, and the rapids were foamy whitish.
On my way out, I noticed a young woman walking towards me ... was thinking that she was probably a local - just because she was there, at Shoshone, and because she was alone and just didn't look like a tourist. She turned out to be one of the camping associates at my store - so I did end up seeing someone I knew on the hike - just not the someone I expected!
Large deer-jam on the way home.
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Jul 28 2012
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Day 24 in the Canyon:
Elk on my block when I went to work
Deer on my block when I came home for lunch
Pouring rain for an hour or so while at work - cleared up by the time I left
Had to detour around a road closure because of a tree down and burning in the street
Shoshone Point - beautiful and peaceful, as always - got to see the Colorado running brown/red instead of green for the first time
Elk-jam on the way home, with an NPS LEO pulling over with her lights on to clear it
Looking forward to "Echoes of the Canyon" living history walk put on by some Rangers on Friday night
Song of the day "that girl is trouble, trouble - from her head to her toes..."
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Jul 10 2012
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Headed out for a Shoshone stroll just after 4pm.
A group of three was already there, then another couple showed up ... on my way out, three vehicles came rolling up the road - the van said "Tucson Boys & Girls Club" ... hope they enjoy their visit.
I didn't stay at the point very long this time. I watched some lightning behind Vishnu Temple with the words of a shuttle driver in my head "lightning can hit 40 miles from the storm, and the North Rim is only about ten miles away...".
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