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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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Jul 06 2012
cactuscat
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49 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2012
cactuscat
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
110 ft AEG
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Second day in the park and I found my first Very Special Place. :y: But we will get to that in a minute...
I had a hike planned for today, but decided to postpone it until tomorrow. After a very busy day yesterday and not much sleep for the past two nights, I felt like resting today.
Did a few things around the house, then took a walk to the village - 1/4 mile or so from my place. Hit a couple viewpoints, Hopi House, and Verkamp's. Took a different route home and wandered needlessly through the maze of employee housing before finally arriving back at my neighborhood.
Saw more elk - they are all over the place! - and cars pulled haphazardly to the side of the road, photographing them.
Finally, around 4:10 I headed out to Shoshone Point ... this place isn't exactly a secret, but it sure feels like it! If I ever have a first-time visitor to the Canyon, this is where I will take them first. Forget the crowded drive-up viewpoints - take them to this nondescript TH, stroll for a pleasant flat mile through the woods, then all of a sudden there it is. No paved walkways, no giftshops, no guardrails ... just you and the Canyon. I was on the trail and at the lookout for two full hours, all alone. Didn't see anyone else until I was on my way out ... amazing.
I can definitely see this becoming my regular daily walk when I don't hike anything else.
While I was there, I was buzzed many times by the swallows, and saw a pair of Peregrines soaring below me. Also today I put up my hummingbird feeder, and within an hour had a gorgeous Rufous Hummer feeding there.
As a side note, I am living without tv - kind of - for awhile ... can't get my Dish set up til next week. I am a big tv watcher, so this is very strange for me ... miss the news the most. I am watching one movie a night from my small dvd collection ... last night was "The Hangover", tonight is "Baby Mama".
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Shoshone Point
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May 17 2012
JuanJaimeiii
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54 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2012
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      45 Mns   2.67 mph
110 ft AEG
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After completing passage 37 of the Arizona Trail and checking into my digs for the night I decided to go check out Shoshone Point that a friend told me about.

It's a nice easy one mile stroll to a lookout point with some AMAZING views. Clearly this one is a hidden little gem as there were only 3 other people out there at the same time. It was a great way to wind down the day.
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May 22 2011
hippiepunkpirate
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35 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 22 2011
hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.00 Miles 200 AEG
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After waking up sore after the previous day's Grandview adventure, Dustin and I decided to forgo the planned off-trail Pinal Point excursion and just do the nice easy walk out to Shoshone. We got to the TH at 9am or so and there was not another car in the parking lot. Perfect. Spent maybe 20 minutes at the point with no else around. A couple other groups showed up and we bailed. Shoshone never disappoints, hopefully NPS doesn't ruin it with that mule-ride trail they're building.
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May 06 2011
jdnevi
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36 male
 Joined Nov 29 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 06 2011
jdnevi
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Aug 07 2010
hippiepunkpirate
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35 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking3.00 Miles 200 AEG
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Playing tour guide for 12 other people (fiancee's family). Rain, fog and an all around spectacular day at the canyon. It rained the entire ride up, and was still going when we hit Desert View. It was intermittent fog when we hit the village. The fog lifted by the time we got to Shoshone Point to BBQ. Tag-teamed hauling the cooler through the mud with the future father in law. Oh yeah, and we beat everyone to the rim :wlift: . Ate brats and enjoyed the views, everyone was thoroughly impressed with the spot. It was a good day.
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Aug 07 2010
Jeffshadows
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43 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Jeffshadows
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Good family hike. Pretty muddy after the rain broke, but at least we were hiking. Amazing views from the point.
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Jul 08 2010
hippiepunkpirate
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35 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
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Lupines are exceptional along the road right now!
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May 01 2010
cabel
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56 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 01 2010
cabel
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Feb 15 2010
hippiepunkpirate
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35 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Snowshoeing3.00 Miles 150 AEG
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My dad picked me up about 9:00 AM on this beautiful President's Day, and off we went in search of the mysterious "Grand Canyon". Drove up through Cameron. Along a nice stretch of Moenkopi Sandstone with views of the Peaks, we decided to get out and take pictures. I pulled out the trusty Canon Rebel EOS T1i, set the lens to 18mm, and flipped the switch to "On". That doesn't work so well when the battery is sitting on the dresser 40 some odd miles away in Flagstaff :doh: ](*,) . Good job, HPP. I said "Oh well" and made the best of the day. We stopped at one of the LCR overlooks in search of clunkers in the canyon, none were found. Attempted to find a replacement battery at Desert View, but to no avail.

We made it safely to the Shoshone Point trailhead, strapped on some snowshoes and headed out. Snowshoes weren't necessary on the trail, so we mostly paralleled the trail through the forest. It was a beautiful 45 degrees out, and I soon worked up a sweat. Reached Shoshone point to be met with an amazing view. I especially enjoyed the Kaibab Limestone Monolith. There was snow all the way out to the edge of the point, so trekking poles were used and appreciated considering the treacherous nature of the last bit of terrain. Saw a family of cross-country skiers but nobody else. I also greatly improved my snowshoeing technique. Now the back of my pants don't get soaking wet :DANCE: .

Did the tourist thing the rest of the day. Bought some posters and maps at the excellent new bookstore near Mather Point, then headed to the village. The stupid snack bar at the Bright Angel Lodge was closed so we drove out to Hermit's Rest for some hot apple cider (highly recommended). Stopped off at Hopi Point (what was supposed to be a sunset photo-op) and enjoyed the great panoramic view. Headed home through Valle, I slept through 3/4 of "Use Your Illusion II" but listened to "Civil War" twice, very fitting for President's Day.

Distance and AEG includes walking around the village.
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Sep 26 2009
cabel
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56 male
 Joined Nov 13 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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cabel
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Sep 12 2009
suzaz
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 Joined Nov 23 2003
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Shoshone Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2009
suzaz
Hiking2.00 Miles 110 AEG
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Shoshone Point was the ending point to a perfect Arizona Mountaineering Club (AMC) outing.

Approximately 70 folks from the Arizona Mountaineering Club, Superstition Search and Rescue, and Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association gathered at the Grand Canyon for the weekend to participate in the the 19th Annual Grand Canyon Over the Rim Clean-up. This was a great opportunity to volunteer time and skills in the National Park in an effort to clean up precariously perched garbage.

Awesome Event, can't wait to help out again next year.
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