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Sep 05 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   3.00 mph
1,800 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Aug 31 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
The Ropes TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Aug 31 2019
GrottoGirl
Canyoneering3.50 Miles 1,588 AEG
Canyoneering3.50 Miles
1,588 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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Life is like packrafting. Most of the times you are paddling down the River. Heading to a destination. Sometimes you take a different path from your friends hoping to reconnect another time, other times you are on the same course. Often you are floating aimlessly, either in joy or in pain. Sometimes you are a bit deflated and need to stop and fill yourself with a big breathe of air. Other times you are surprised that when you feel there is no way you’ll be able to continue because you have lost have your buoyancy but then you are surprised how little air it takes to keep you afloat. And then one day a brand new packraft comes along and you are no longer having to struggle.

Actual triplog...
The Ropes trail made this more of an adventure than if we had done the backhaul. A bit of route finding and scrambling. The pack complete with three days of provisions including sparkling waters and ciders was a bit of an albatross. But overall doable.

After we got to the River we blew up our rafts and loaded our drinks into drag bags (I used my rat sack) and headed out.

It was nice floating with friends! I was the only who brought a water gun, surprise!!! Since it was warm out most people appreciated a spray. I also used mine to bail out my raft if I managed to get too much water in it.

We camped at Ferry Swale the first night. It was hot when we arrived so some of the crew huddled against the cliffs in their boats in the shade. I wanted to stake a claim on a site before other parties arrived, so I headed to the beach. When the shade came to camp the ants came out. Oh no! Do we move? Later, we noticed the ants had gone to bed, so our spots were fine. I had no idea that ants had a bedtime!

The next day we headed back out. We checked out the petroglyphs near Horseshoe Bend. When we got to Horseshoe Bend we could hear and see the tourists above us. We decided we’d send a message because they never responded to our yells. We got out on the slick rock and aligned ourselves in the shape of a heart. We laid there for a few minutes hoping we’d find ourselves later on Instagram. When we stood up we also gave them a show. Oh those Horseshoe Bend shenanigans were fun!

While we were hanging out there, Airkewled found a Frisbee that floated. This gave us new meaning to our floating. We tossed the freebie around and in some case some of us even tossed it behind us (oops)!

We got to 6 mile camp and couldn’t understand where everyone was. This is the last camp before Lee’s Ferry and it really should have been packed on a Labor Day weekend. We Wondered what the other people knew that we didn’t! We ended up having the place to ourselves (Except for the toads and rattlesnake) so we spread out and enjoyed the beach. We finished up the alcohol we brought since we knew it would be a long last day with finishing the float and driving home.

In the morning I kept hearing splashing in the River. I thought it was my friend, Tim. We enjoy annoying and picking on each other so I thought he was throwing rocks into the River next to my tent to wake me up. I finally looked and saw either a musk rat or beaver splashing while diving down for food. What fun! Tim thought I was throwing rocks to annoy him, too!

Our last day on the River included paddling with some Herons, checking out Finger Arch, and hiking to Hislop Cave. That morning I learned my raft was losing air - a seam had failed. We tried to patch with Tenacious tape which would not stick when wet. So I routinely pulled over to add air to my boat. I also had to pull out my drag bag because it tended to sink and act like an anchor. I paddled like a madman to each destination so that I wouldn’t run out of air. But that probably wasn’t necessary, the raft held up for the most part.

Hislop Cave was nice to see - it’s more a less a shelter cave with a great view.

I was really glad to have such great friends to hang with on this weekend. I consider myself very lucky!

FYI, even though I’ve been paddling my Klymit Flatwater Dinghy for 5 years, it was still covered under warranty so they sent me a brand new raft!
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Aug 29 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles
1,800 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Aug 26 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,243 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,243 ft AEG
 
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Aug 25 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Rincon Valley - AZT #8Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 25 2019
GrottoGirl
Mtn Biking17.03 Miles 1,315 AEG
Mtn Biking17.03 Miles   4 Hrs   11 Mns   4.77 mph
1,315 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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My hardest mountain biking to date. It’s amazing how much different a green trail is compared to a blue. We started on a blue which I had to get off my bike many times to get over the big rocks on the trail. Finally I was able to cruise midway through the trip over some easy terrain. Then at the end I had to hike out to Loma Alta trailhead because I didn’t feel like trying to work hard peddling uphill. Waiting on our shuttle was hot but I was glad they got a head start on getting the cars. At the end I felt accomplished - but not sure how much fun I had!
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Aug 22 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   2 Hrs      3.10 mph
1,800 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Prework hike!
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Aug 19 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Snaefellsjokull Glacier hike, WW 
Snaefellsjokull Glacier hike, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.54 Miles 1,621 AEG
Hiking3.54 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   1.39 mph
1,621 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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In the afternoon we decided to drive up as far as we could to see the Snaefellsjokull Glacier. We then hiked to the bottom of the Glacier and decided to keep going even though we had no glacier gear. Lucky for us we didn’t have any issues. The views from higher were stunning! We turned around when it started to get steeper and it was hard to kick step into the ice of the glacier.
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Aug 19 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Kirkjufell Hike, WW 
Kirkjufell Hike, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.37 Miles 1,553 AEG
Hiking3.37 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   1.07 mph
1,553 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Did a hike up Kirkjufell which is supposed to be one of the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It was a fun scramble with ropes for hand lines available. I’m not sure how much I would want to trust the ropes so I only really used them a couple times.
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Aug 15 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Hveravellir hike, WW 
Hveravellir hike, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour      2.00 mph
100 ft AEG
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Hiked around the lava field at Hveravellir and then checked out the interesting hot springs features. I was amazed that the sheep were pretty close to the hot springs.
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Aug 15 2019
GrottoGirl
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44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Dimmuborgavegur hike to Church lava formation, WW 
Dimmuborgavegur hike to Church lava formation, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking1.50 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Loop hike through lava to see some interesting formations including the lava gold that looks like a church steeple.
Meteorology
Meteorology
Sunset
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Aug 14 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Laugahraun lava field hike, WW 
Laugahraun lava field hike, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.17 Miles 381 AEG
Hiking3.17 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   2.50 mph
381 ft AEG
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Short loop hike near Landmannlauger through the lava field from 1477 next to camp.
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Aug 14 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Iceland Waterfall and Spring, WW 
Iceland Waterfall and Spring, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.37 Miles 840 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.01 mph
840 ft AEG
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Hiked to a beautiful waterfall and then onto the spring that fed it.
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Aug 13 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Fjallabak Nature Reserve near Landmannlauger, WW 
Fjallabak Nature Reserve near Landmannlauger, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking11.30 Miles 2,132 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles   7 Hrs   56 Mns   1.42 mph
2,132 ft AEG
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RedwallNHops
Did a car shuttle hike near Landmannlauger. We started up a drainage and followed it to a saddle where the views were incredible. From then on the views were absolutely breathtaking. Especially the green ridge and the narrow colorful ridge we hiked up. We had several river crossing which some of used neoprene and sandals to keep our feet warm and our boots dry. After our hike we got some well deserved natural hot springs time!
Geology
Geology
Glacial Valley
Meteorology
Meteorology
Glacier
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Aug 11 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Hike to Cave, WW 
Hike to Cave, WW
 
Hiking avatar Aug 11 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking1.00 Miles 70 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
70 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Aug 08 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 08 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking4.28 Miles 1,105 AEG
Hiking4.28 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   3.25 mph
1,105 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Aug 05 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking7.56 Miles 1,347 AEG
Hiking7.56 Miles   2 Hrs      3.78 mph
1,347 ft AEG
 
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Aug 04 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
The Loop, AZ 
The Loop, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Aug 04 2019
GrottoGirl
Road Biking11.42 Miles 185 AEG
Road Biking11.42 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   9.65 mph
185 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My tired blew and I had to walk home :(
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Aug 03 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
The Loop, AZ 
The Loop, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Aug 03 2019
GrottoGirl
Road Biking10.11 Miles 167 AEG
Road Biking10.11 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   8.67 mph
167 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Ride to lunch and back!
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Jul 28 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 304
 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Granite Caving, CA 
Granite Caving, CA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.70 Miles 839 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
839 ft AEG
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Hot hike to a cool cave! I had never done a Granite cave before and I was amazed by how canyon like it was. I was happy it wasn’t flowing at the time otherwise it would have been a challenge. Maybe next time I can go when there is flow!
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Jul 27 2019
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 10,998
 Triplogs 1,253

44 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Devils Punchbowl to Three Sisters, CA 
Devils Punchbowl to Three Sisters, CA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2019
GrottoGirl
Hiking4.37 Miles 1,252 AEG
Hiking4.37 Miles   5 Hrs   17 Mns   1.13 mph
1,252 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break
 
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RedwallNHops
Did a horrendous bushwhack through thick vegetation to get to a chill canyon. Used the rope once for a handline. Then did a stunt rappel into one of the pools of the Three Sisters. Many people were hanging out swimming and jumping. I gave jumping a go - however it took me a long time to work up the nerve to jump each time. The hike out was hot. At some point I ended up getting a small bit of poison oak.

I would not do the full trip if I ever did this adventure again. Instead just hike in from the Three sisters trailhead. The bushwhacking is not worth it.
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average hiking speed 1.82 mph
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