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Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk Overlook - 3 members in 16 triplogs have rated this an average 3.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 12 2020
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43 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2020
Jim_HTriplogs 2,008
Hiking1.20 Miles 50 AEG
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Visitor center to the Kaibab TH, then the bus to Yaki, and back to the visitor center. It is now paved to the Kaibab TH. Really nice day, which was why I wanted to come to the park. I would have come here more this summer, and would in the future, were it not so far from home.
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Jun 05 2018
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2018
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,071
Hiking3.40 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   2.76 mph
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I started this a little east of Pipe creek Overlook. I did an out and back on a nice paved trail. Lots of nice views along the way. I like the view from Mather Point. It has a good view of Cheops Plateau. The one Canyon summit I've done(with help). No inner Canyon trips for me this year. This was the one section of the Rim Trail I needed to finish it. I climbed the Desert View Watchtower on the way out of the park for some more cool views.
On an (I'm old) side note. I locked the car up before the hike and when I got back I noticed I left the window down... :o
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Apr 06 2017
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38 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2017
jochalTriplogs 570
Hiking2.00 Miles 50 AEG
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Mar 25 2016
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36 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2016
HippyTriplogs 649
Hiking3.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Rim walk, cuz its purdy
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Jan 21 2015
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50 female
 Joined Oct 15 2002
 
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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cactuscatTriplogs 416
Hiking2.00 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour      2.18 mph
50 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Little after work stroll to get some fresh air and clear my head.
Trying to do things I haven't done before, since my days as a Park resident may be getting short.
Saw no one from Mather to near Pipe Creek Vista - turned around when I got close enough to hear voices at PCV ... saw two couples on the way back.
Elk were out and about, as well as nuthatches, woodpeckers, ravens, and juncos.
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Dec 14 2013
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57 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Jackson, CA
River Trail - Grand CanyonNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2013
toddakTriplogs 491
Hiking20.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   2.11 mph
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Nice loop down BA and up SK, I'd forgotten how nice the lower section of BA is. Packed snow on the upper part of BA, SK was clear. Somebody needs to write a "Rim Trail - Pipe Creek Overlook to South Kaibab trail head" description (edit: done).
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Dec 17 2012
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57 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Jackson, CA
Plateau PointNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 17 2012
toddakTriplogs 491
Hiking21.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   10 Hrs      2.10 mph
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One of those extra cool days in the GC, after a big winter storm blows through. Down SK, west on Tonto, side trip out to PP, up BA, Rim Trail to connect the trailheads (a very nice alternative to the shuttle bus).
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Nov 03 2012
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 Joined Nov 11 2011
 
R2R2R Loop, AZ 
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charlomechfryTriplogs 93
Hiking50.00 Miles 12,105 AEG
Hiking50.00 Miles   20 Hrs      3.13 mph
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Sep 29 2012
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 Joined Nov 11 2011
 
Rim River Rim Loop, AZ 
Rim River Rim Loop, AZ
 
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charlomechfryTriplogs 93
Hiking20.74 Miles 5,589 AEG
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May 05 2012
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charlomechfryTriplogs 93
Hiking50.00 Miles 12,105 AEG
Hiking50.00 Miles   19 Hrs   32 Mns   3.22 mph
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Nov 26 2010
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36 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2010
hippiepunkpirateTriplogs 657
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Got up at 3:45AM to drive some Thanksgiving guests back home to the Grand Canyon Village. After dropping folks off at their homes, I drove out to Pipe Creek Overlook to shoot stars, then drove back and parked at the visitor's center. Sitting in the car, toyed with the idea of jumping on the bus out to Yaki Point, but decided to hit Mather Point instead. The eastern sky started to get light so I started walking, only to find Mather Point to be closed! There was alpenglow popping on the cliffs already, so I just started working my way up the rim trail to the east, trying out all sorts of compositions in the beautiful dawn light, barely noticing the single digit cold. Finally the sun crested the horizon, and soon the photography light was fading. Satisfied, I took a long look at the canyon before heading back to the car.
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Mar 28 2010
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42 male
 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Moscow, RU
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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AndreyPTriplogs 284
Hiking9.20 Miles 370 AEG
Hiking9.20 Miles   6 Hrs      1.53 mph
370 ft AEG
 
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Resting on the next day after Havasupai dayhike went to Grand Canyon and took a stroll along the South Rim. Took a shuttle to Yaki Point first and enjoyed great views from there that included parts of all corridor trails at once. Returned to Pipe Creek Vista and started walking westbound along Rim trail. Besides views of canyon itself this portion of trail shows a giant anthill of people bustling about Mather Point. Made an offshoot to Information Plaza where read hiking safety posters carefully. Returned to Mather Point and continued on the Rim Trail to the Village, visited the newest Visitor Center in the oldest Grand Canyon building (Verkamp's), walked down to Hermits Rest transfer and made another offshoot to Maswik Lodge for lunch. Went back to the rim and headed up to Hermits Rest. Areas around Maricopa and Powell Points are under redevelopment after demolishing of Orphan Mine site in 2009. After passing Hopi Point pavement ended and the dirt trail turned out to be really muddy because of recently melted snow, so I took a shuttle from Mohave to Pima Point arriving there exactly at sunset. Made a final walking stretch from Pima Point to Hermits Rest on the paved rim trail called 'Greenway trail' between Monument Creek Vista and Hermits Rest and having funny "Greenway ends" sign on the east side.
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Jun 04 2009
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42 male
 Joined Aug 05 2004
 Peoria, AZ
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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desert_boonieTriplogs 212
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Just a hike to keep my legs stretched out and going after hiking Kaibab during the night.
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Feb 26 2008
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41 male
 Joined Apr 03 2006
 Pocatello, ID
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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PaleoRobTriplogs 1,129
Hiking3.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Looking for birds, finding very few, but very interesting when I did find 'em. They're up to something, those sneaky buggers!
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Oct 03 2007
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61 female
 Joined Oct 25 2002
 Payson, AZ
Rim Trail - Mather Point to Pipe Crk OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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DschurTriplogs 51
Hiking3.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
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Nice day for this hike with a little wind.
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--On the loose to climb a mountain, on the loose where I am free. On the loose to live my life the way I think my life should be...For we only have a moment and a whole world yet to see...I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose. ---unknown--
Nov 27 1999
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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Rim Trail - GC South RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 27 1999
mazatzalTriplogs 1,208
Hiking2.00 Miles 50 AEG
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A couple of short hikes along RT with some out of town visitors.
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