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Apr 19 2019
mt98dew
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 Guides 21
 Routes 19
 Photos 416
 Triplogs 1,648

51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Wahweap Marina Walk - Glen Canyon NRANorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar Apr 19 2019
mt98dew
Walk / Tour1.50 Miles 200 AEG
Walk / Tour1.50 Miles      50 Mns   1.80 mph
200 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Belated post. Wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Wahweap Resort. Spent several days there. Walked around the resort and down to the marina a couple of times. One of those walks included a boat tour of Antelope and Navajo Canyon. Very nice. Amazing how the tour boat could navigate some of those tight passages. Water level was waaaayyy down. Wife used to live up there in the 70's and she was shocked at how much it had changed from her memories. FYI this is not a trail. Composed of cement paths and shoreline if you are so inclined.
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Jun 21 2014
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 518

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Wahweap Marina Walk - Glen Canyon NRANorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar Jun 21 2014
jochal
Walk / Tour1.50 Miles 200 AEG
Walk / Tour1.50 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 10 2013
Randal_Schulhauser
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 Guides 71
 Routes 98
 Photos 9,967
 Triplogs 1,009

60 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Northern Arizona Trek - May 2013, AZ 
Northern Arizona Trek - May 2013, AZ
 
Backpack avatar May 10 2013
Randal_Schulhauser
Backpack10.00 Miles 250 AEG
Backpack10.00 Miles4 Days         
250 ft AEG
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1st trip
Sarah’s Grad and Northern Arizona Trek - May 2013

4 days
3 nights
791 miles by truck
110 miles by boat
324 digital images
1 Master’s Degree celebration
1 Slot Canyon
1 Natural Bridge
1 Vintage Mary Colter designed hotel
1 Mother’s Day
Priceless!

With my daughter Sarah’s graduation from ASU with a Master’s in Clinical Speech Pathology, my parents made the trek down from Canada to celebrate the achievement. Considering that Mother’s Day would be over the weekend, a road trip was in order :next:

Friday May 10th
11am to 3pm Sarah’s grad @ ASU
3pm drive from Ahwatukee to Flagstaff – 161 miles, 2hrs 26min per Google Maps
Fairfield Inn Flagstaff, 2005 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, AZ – Confirmation #85054171 & 85054171
5pm – 9:30pm Lowell Observatory 2nd Friday Science Night, 1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, Arizona
ASU Clinical Speech Pathology :next: http://shs.asu.edu/pg-mas
Marriott Fairfield Inn, Flagstaff AZ :next: http://www.fairfieldinnflagstaff.com/
Lowell Observatory :next: http://www.lowell.edu/
Beaver Street Brewery :next: http://beaverstreetbrewery.com/

After Sarah’s graduation ceremony held at Wells Fargo Arena on the ASU main campus, friends and family gathered at our Ahwatukee home for some good eats and an opportunity to personally congratulate Sarah. As the day wound down, it was time to head out on a road trip to Northern Arizona to take in some sights my parents only thought they could view through other people’s photographs. First destination – Flagstaff AZ to catch the “2nd Friday Evening Event” at Lowell Observatory on Mars Hill. The evening event was just about to wrap-up when we arrived 9-ish, but we still were able to walk the grounds and see the various telescope installations. Checked into the Marriott Fairfield Inn – rooms were scarce since NAU grad ceremonies were also on this weekend! Had time for a late evening stroll to Beaver Street Brewery – a Flagstaff visit requirement…



Saturday May 11th
8am drive from Flagstaff to Page AZ – 192 miles, 3hrs 15min per Google Maps (note Hwy89 closed at Echo Cliffs)
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, 100 Lakeshore Drive, Page, AZ 86040 - Confirmation # 80002356H
Upper and/or Lower Antelope Slot Canyon guided or self-guided hike
Mars Hill :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=921
Hwy 89A Kachina homage :next: http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=274911
Tuba City Dinosaur Tracks :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1042
Upper Antelope Canyon :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=763
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=409
Horseshoe Bend Overlook :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=410
Wahweap Marina Walk – Glen Canyon NRA :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=17716
Lake Powell Resort & Marina :next: http://www.lakepowell.com/accommodation ... tions.aspx
Big John’s Texas BBQ, Page AZ :next: http://visitpagearizona.com/activities/ ... beque.html

After our complimentary breakfast at the Flagstaff Marriott Fairfield Inn, we checked out and returned to Lowell Observatory to trek around the grounds in daylight – quite the contrast from the previous evening’s “stumble in the dark”… We met “Big John” performing some of the morning chores around Lowell and he invited us into the Pluto Observatory for a private tour prior to the official visitor opening at 9am. “Big John” was a fount of information giving us the history of the site, including all the construction obstacles and the competitive nature of the academics in the race to discover planets in their predicted mathematical location. Once we’d had our fill of astronomy, we hit the road towards Page AZ. After an obligatory stop at my favorite Kachina site http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=338650 (kicking myself that I failed to take a geocoded photo with my iPhone), we bounced our way up Highway 89 towards the detour around the sinkhole (check out :next: http://www.azdot.gov/us89/ and http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/ ... lapse.html ), via Hwy 160 through Tuba City to Hwy 98 near Cow Springs to approach Page AZ from the SE. This detour easily adds another hour onto your drive from Flagstaff to Page. We elected to do the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon tour rather than the Lower Slot Canyon, only because of the flat terrain. I recalled multiple ladders and rock butt slides when exploring the Lower Antelope Slot Canyon. Our Navajo Guide, Frankie, was full of facts about the canyon formation and pointed out the mostly unnoticed features within the slot canyon. Unexpectedly, Frankie is quite the digital photo buff and helped set up shots for most of the visitors. He knew my Canon cameras beyond any of my abilities. After Antelope Canyon we drifted into town to find a late lunch/early dinner joint – Big John’s Texas BBQ fit the bill. We checked into our rooms at the Lake Powell Resort and Marina (NPS Annual Pass came in handy once again to gain entrance into the Wahweap section of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area), freshened up prior to some sunset exploration around Glen Canyon Dam and Horseshoe Bend Overlook.



Sunday May 12th
7:30am to 1pm boat tour to Rainbow Bridge – confirmation # 80002356O
2pm drive from Page AZ to Winslow AZ via Hopi Lands – 241 miles, 4hrs 22min per Google Maps
La Posada Hotel, 303 E 2nd St, Winslow, AZ 86047 - Confirmation#72185 for Rm115, #72184 for Rm125
7:30pm Mother’s Day dinner reservation at Turquoise Room in La Posada per Jonny
Lake Powell boat tour to Rainbow Bridge :next: http://www.lakepowell.com/play/tours/bo ... idge-.aspx
Rainbow Bridge via Lake Powell :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=16011
Walpi Hopi Village :next: http://www.museumsyndicate.com/item.php?item=32451 and http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=15635
La Posada Walking Tour :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=17717
Turquois Room :next: http://www.theturquoiseroom.net/ Mother’s Day, 3 people, $235 including tip…

Mother’s Day – Up at dawn to catch an early breakfast and check out of our hotel rooms prior to boarding our Rainbow Bridge tour boat at 7am :next: http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=338686 . Besides our Captain’s Derek and Theresa, I think I may have been the only other Arizona resident on that boat that day. Had a chance to chat with visitors from France, Germany, and England – many who had seen the bridge on previous vacations. Interesting that there was instant recognition by our fellow boaters – we all were on the Upper Antelope Canyon trek the day before and were all staying Saturday evening at the Lake Powell Resort! I failed to note the time extension for the tour :next: “The Castle Rock Cut is currently closed due to low lake levels. This tour will last approximately 7 - 7.5 hours total.” Hopefully this won’t impact our 7:30pm dinner reservation at the Turquoise Room in Winslow AZ… The lower lake levels also tacked on an additional half mile for the hike to Rainbow Bridge (hope I didn’t burn out my parents’ wheels tackling Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend the day before). Mission accomplished :next: http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=338832 . Upon returning to Wahweap Marina, we grabbed some cold refreshments and jumped in my F-150 for the backcountry tour through Navajo and Hopi Lands. Didn’t have enough time to stop at Coal Mine Canyon ( http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=980 ), but we did have just enough for a drive-by of Old Oraibi and Walpi on the Hopi mesas. We arrived at La Posada in Winslow before 6:30pm – plenty of time to freshen up prior to another gastronomic gem served up by Chef John in the Turquoise Room :next: http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=338695 and http://www.theturquoiseroom.net/_blog/A ... _McClendon’s_farm_prepare_for_Mother's_Day_Special_Event/ . After dinner we had a chance to explore the eclectic La Posada then sit out back to do some trainspotting…


Monday May 13th
8am drive from Winslow AZ to Ahwatukee via Mogollon RIm – 183 miles, 3hrs 16min per Google Maps
La Posada Walking Tour :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=17717

Mother’s Day – The Day After… Gathered at 8am in the Turquoise Room for morning breakfast (don’t know where I found the space for breakfast after that huge Sunday meal) and a daylight stroll around the hotel grounds before taking the Hwy 87/Mogollon Rim route home through Payson.



More photos to follow... ;)
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Oct 18 2006
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,254
 Triplogs 1,120

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Buckskin Gulch - Wire Pass to Paria RiverSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Oct 18 2006
mazatzal
Canyoneering11.00 Miles 120 AEG
Canyoneering11.00 Miles   5 Hrs   50 Mns   1.89 mph
120 ft AEG
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1st trip
Wire Pass to Middle trail and back. Just an amazing experience. I'll be back.
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