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6 triplogs
Feb 19 2015
quadman
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 Triplogs 6

65 male
 Joined Oct 04 2011
 scottsdale,az
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2015
quadman
Hiking7.20 Miles 3,540 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles
3,540 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I got about 30 seconds into the hike and ran into BobP and Joe Bartels. It's was great to meet both of you guys. There was not to many people today but I started about 1:30 pm. Another good training hike.
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Dec 11 2014
quadman
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 Photos 159
 Triplogs 6

65 male
 Joined Oct 04 2011
 scottsdale,az
Grand Canyon South Rim Inversion Layer, AZ 
Grand Canyon South Rim Inversion Layer, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2014
quadman
Hiking
Hiking
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With a day off of work I decided to just drive up to the Grand Canyon to enjoy the views in December. What a view...the "Inversion Layer"! Also a lot of construction work on the El Tovar Hotel, Lookout Studio, Kolb Studio and some work that was finished on the Bright Angel Lodge. Later in the day had lunch at the General Store. Then just drove home down I-17... and the sunset was spectacular. Mother nature with the Grand Canyon never fails to impress me.
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Sep 29 2014
quadman
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65 male
 Joined Oct 04 2011
 scottsdale,az
Nankoweap TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2014
quadman
Hiking14.00 Miles 3,757 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
3,757 ft AEG
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1st trip
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This was our first hike out on the Nankoweap trail. Started at the Point Imperial trailhead in the snow and 34 degrees! Almost 3 miles later with the snow gone picked up trail Nankoweap #57. I thought this trail would just drop down into the Nankoweap trail, which it did, but to my surprise the was much elevation gain and loss. Once on the Nankoweap trail we hiked down the 'shute" and began our traverse across the narrow and exposed trail. Ran into a Ranger about halfway out to Marion point who had camped the previous night at Marion Point. About 5 minutes later ran into 2 guys who spent 4 days on the trail and 2 of those days down by the river. Our goal was to hike out to Tilted Mesa, but when we got to the Marion Point camp area took a short break and headed back. Would have love to have made it out to Tilted Mesa but just ran out time. This was great hike and would do it again.

I was concerned about the exposure (previous trip logs and pics) on the Nankoweap trail, but was really ok with it. I had to just remain focused on the trail going across the traverse. I guess the real pressure was meeting Chumley and 9L at the rough rider saloon(North Rim)and promising to post my 1st triplog at 9L's request!
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Sep 28 2014
quadman
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 Photos 159
 Triplogs 6

65 male
 Joined Oct 04 2011
 scottsdale,az
Cape Royal Road North Rim, AZ 
Cape Royal Road North Rim, AZ
 
Scenic Drive avatar Sep 28 2014
quadman
Scenic Drive23.00 Miles
Scenic Drive23.00 Miles   6 Hrs      3.83 mph
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This was day 2 of my North Rim experience and the rain was gone from yesterday. Headed out to the Cape Royal road to see the fall colors, beautiful vistas and the starting point for tomorrows hike (Nanokoweap trail). Just another fantastic day and great way to relax on the North Rim.
Named place
Named place
Angels Window Wotans Throne
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Sep 28 2014
quadman
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 Photos 159
 Triplogs 6

65 male
 Joined Oct 04 2011
 scottsdale,az
Cliff Spring TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2014
quadman
Hiking0.50 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles      40 Mns   0.75 mph
400 ft AEG
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This was the end of my second day on the Cape Royal road. I didn't think this would be all that nice, but the mother nature and the Grand Canyon surprised me again. This was a short hike with great Indian ruins, neat sandstone overhangs, the cliff springs and a great view down a canyon. This is a must see on the Cape Royal road. From here drove back to the cabin on the North Rim and just tried to relax and thinking about the 3 day of my experience on the North rim..nervous...Nankoweap trail!
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Cliff Spring
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Sep 27 2014
quadman
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65 male
 Joined Oct 04 2011
 scottsdale,az
Spencer Trail - Marble CanyonNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 27 2014
quadman
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,645 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.29 mph
1,645 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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1st trip
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This trip was the first day of four days on the North Rim. Picked up Tim at 4:30 am and arrived at Lees Ferry @ 8:30am. This was my first time at Lees Ferry and it did not disappoint. The views from the top of the Spencer Trail were great. With most rafting trips going down the Colorado river starting here, I did seeing some of the them preparing there rafts. I spoke to two groups and one group was going to Diamond creek and the other to Pierce Ferry for 22 days. The remains of the building and mining operations really struck home for me. On the Spencer Boiler there is the name of the company and city/state. That city/state (Erie,PA) is were I lived for 41 years!
After the hike drove to the North rim for the next three days of my trip.
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average hiking speed 1.52 mph

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