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Feb 13 2020
Stoic
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45 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Alstrom PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Car Camping avatar Feb 13 2020
Stoic
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Rayna Puppy's birthday weekend(12th) .

Stop 1. Historic Railroad Trail, NV.
Stop 2 & 3. Lava Butte 4x4 Trail and Nellis Sand Dunes.
Stop 4 & 5. Little Finland and Hafen Lane Park..
Stop 6. Toquerville Falls.
Stop 7. Alstrom Point. Alstrom Point is my favorite camping spot. Great place to see the stars and watch the sunset/rise.
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Oct 15 2018
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45 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Alstrom PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Car Camping avatar Oct 15 2018
Stoic
Car Camping1.00 Miles 25 AEG
Car Camping1.00 Miles
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One of my favorite camping spots. The views are always amazing.


This trip was designed to hit 100,000k on my Xterra..
The whole adventure --- [ gps route ]
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May 21 2016
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 Salt River Valle
Escalante National Monument Trip, AZ 
Escalante National Monument Trip, AZ
 
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Canyoneering3.29 Miles 409 AEG
Canyoneering3.29 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns   2.17 mph
409 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Friday: Drove up from the valley and met up with some Flagstaff friends at my "top secret" sandstone slab campsite, near the Glen Canyon dam for what I will describe as a craft beer festival... :lol:

Saturday: The wind was crazy and we had to postpone our plans to paddle into Antelope Canyon. On short notice, we opted for Waterholes Canyon. This was my second time there. It's an easy and enjoyable slot canyon (on the non-technical, upper portion). One of the guys in our group is into canyoneering and has done the technical section. Sounds interesting to connect with the CR and pack-raft out. Next time ;)
I noticed that there were new ladders in place since I first hiked this in 2014, when summer rains had flooded out the ladder system. It made scrambling a little more manageable.

Stopped by Horseshoe on our way back into Page. The crowds make me frustrated and when I take friends there now, I leave my camera behind. Anyone know if it has only been crowded since the birth of social media? Or have there always been throngs of tour busses?

Drove out to Alstrom Point. Stopped to checkout Wahweap Creek, which was flowing well, and Warm Creek, which was also flowing! (I was excited to see this intermittent stream going :D ). This drive is just incredible. And driving over the slickrock for the last two miles before the reaching the Point was the highlight. We spent the night here, overlooking the impaired and impounded Colorado River. The view from Alstrom is incredible. This is one of the more epic places I have camped. Definitely worth the long drive.

Sunday: Left the Alstrom Point at 6 a.m., in time to make an early start from the Antelope Point boat ramp. This was my second time paddling into Antelope. Definitely a special place. There's a side canyon that heads to the east, about a mile's walk from the current shoreline. Have any of you HAZ'ers made it all the way to the end of this side canyon? Both times I have encountered some significant pools that I wasn't really in the mood to swim.

Drove back Sunday afternoon with an absolutely mandatory stop at Diablo Burger in Flag.

Good times!

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Warm Creek Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
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Sep 09 2015
hippiepunkpirate
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 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Alstrom PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 09 2015
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Hiking2.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      45 Mns   2.67 mph
120 ft AEG6 LBS Pack
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Photo hunting and an overnight car camping expedition with Paul. Had a nice triplog pretty well typed up and then accidentally hit the "back button" and lost it all :?
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Jun 02 2014
Stoic
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 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Smoky Mountain Pits via Kelly's GradeSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
4x4 Trip avatar Jun 02 2014
Stoic
4x4 Trip46.90 Miles 2,691 AEG
4x4 Trip46.90 Miles   13 Hrs   35 Mns   3.45 mph
2,691 ft AEG
 
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Hiking partner; My sister from North Carolina

Horseshoe Bend
Canyon X Antelope Canyon Tour
Glen Canyon Damn Overlook
Paria Toadstools
Kelley Grade Overlook
Coal Steam Fires
Alstrom Point


Still having plenty of daylight, we drove up to Kelley Grade Overlook then to Coal Steam Fires. The road was in great condition. You do have to pass through one creak, shortly after leaving Big Water. The views are amazing. We couldn't see any of the steam from the fires, but we could smell it. We then drove to Alstrom Point to camp. The last 2 miles are rough. There really isnt any road. 4x4 recommended to travel on the point. Plenty of places to camp. We where lucky to have the whole place to ourselves. After the sunset, a few of the boats on Lake Powell where setting off fireworks. It was a nice unexpected touch. We got to see the sunset and a sunrise from this location. When we drove to page the night before, we had clear skies. It was a little disappointing to have clouds come in. We really didnt get to see the stars like the night before. I wanted to practice taking night shots with my camera.
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 Grand Junction,
Page Rim TrailNortheast, AZ
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Sky Dive avatar Oct 16 2010
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Sky Dive60.00 Miles
Sky Dive60.00 Miles   2 Hrs      30.00 mph
 
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I'm classifying this as a "Sky Dive" because there isn't a "flight" option. Went up in my buddy's Challenger II and flew around the lake and the desert. A beautiful morning to be up and about - the light was perfect, the air was perfect, and the temperature was perfect. I hope to do some more flying with him soon.
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Apr 18 2010
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 Grand Junction,
Alstrom PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2010
PaleoRob
Hiking1.00 Miles 25 AEG
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I marked wildflowers as Substantial and not Extreme because the wildflowers on the point were not at their peak yet. The flowers down in The Moon were in maximum bloom (of course you might not believe it if you hadn't seen it without plants).
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Apr 28 2005
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 Joined Mar 31 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Alstrom PointSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
4x4 Trip avatar Apr 28 2005
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An Oldie, But A Goodie...
(04/28/2005)


This trip holds a special place in my heart. To experience views like this for the first time was truly unforgettable. The plan was to camp one night on Alstrom Point and then work our way out onto the Grand Bench. Grand Bench did not happen by the way. We were denied access in Little Valley Canyon. I wanted out there so bad!

The weather was terrible when we reached Alstrom Point and only got worse as time went on. The trip was not starting out good. We waited out the storm from within the truck. The gusts were approaching 40 mph on the mesa with pelting sand. I nervously watched my tent get pounded by the relentless wind sitting precariously on the edge of a cliff. Ha! I remember thinking to myself that my expedition-type tent was supposedly rated to handle very high wind. I guess we'll find out just how good it is. Some of the gusts were trying real hard to squish it completely flat and blow it right off the cliff. Besides holding it by hand during some of the more violent gusts, I can actually say that it survived the onslaught. Luckily I chose to bring my heavy-duty tent stakes!

I was so bummed out that I wasn't going to experience Alstrom Point in all its glory. Late evening was quickly approaching. From the northwest, we could see a line of clear sky heading our way. Within about thirty minutes, the storm blew completely over the top of us and settled in over the Navajo Mountain area to the east. The timing was unbelievable! The wind completely stopped, the lighting was awesome, and the storm stayed in the background until dark. I will never forget how cool it was to be out there when that happened. That was a day that I will never forget. We had a great night of sleep and woke up to a perfect morning. What an incredible place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee.

Thanks for posting this destination, Rob! I found the write-up just today while researching something else in the area. Going through my old photos and reliving the experience brought back some great memories!


Eric (ssk44) :D
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