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Tanner Ruins via Colorado River - 2 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 4.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 15 2018
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68 female
 Joined Jan 04 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon River Running, AZ 
Grand Canyon River Running, AZ
 
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AZBeaverTriplogs 124
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This is my 4th Colorado River rafting trip with Hatch River Expeditions,through the Grand Canyon--12 glorious days below the rim! I went with my sister, Rita, and best friend Linda Brady. We traveled from Lee's Ferry all the way to Whitmore Wash, 188 miles down the Colorado River taking in both the Upper and Lower Canyon. These motor rigs are 35' in length and 16' wide powered by a 30-horsepower, four-stroke motor. They have two tubes on the sides which you can ride in rapids if you want a great thrill! There were only 14 passengers and 2 crew and one boat this time. I highly recommend saving your $$ for this trip of a life time. It's not cheap, but worth every penny if you are adventurous, love to hike fairly difficult hikes and don't mind camping on the beach every night. You'll get to HATE SAND! But, heck, it's only sand. I keep saying "this will be the last time I go on this trip", but I already miss it. Never say never! If any of you are thinking of going on this trip and want a few good tips, message me.
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Apr 09 2016
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68 female
 Joined Jan 04 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon River RunningNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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AZBeaverTriplogs 124
Rafting35.00 Miles 7,500 AEG
Rafting35.00 Miles12 Days         
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This is my third Colorado River rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Wade and I did the same trip two years ago in 2014--a 12-day hiking-intensive rafting trip with Hatch River Expeditions. I love this trip! Wade gave this to me for my 62nd birthday. This time; however, I went alone. Wade did not want to go as he's "Been there, Done that!" I was quite worried about the weather as it was supposed to rain the majority of the time based on weather reports at Phantom Ranch. God was looking out for us as the weather was perfect! We traveled from Lee's Ferry all the way to Whitmore Wash, 188 miles down the Colorado River taking in both the Upper and Lower Canyon. These motor rigs are 35' in length and 16' wide powered by a 30-horsepower, four-stroke motor. They have two tubes on the sides with you can ride in rapids if you want a great thrill! There were only 9 passengers and three crew on the upper canyon trip. Four hiked out at the Bright Angel Trail near Phantom Ranch leaving only 5 of us to go the full 12 days. 24 people hiked down from the South Rim to meet the boats at Pipe Creek for the next 6 days. If you've never done this trip, I highly recommend saving your $$ for this trip of a life time. It's not cheap, but worth every penny if you are adventurous, love to hike fairly difficult hikes and don't mind camping on the beach every night. You'll get to HATE SAND! But, heck, it's only sand. I will write more about his trip when I edit this triplog later. Some of the hikes that I can't find links to on HAZ include Saddle Canyon, the confluence of the Little Colorado River, Miner's Camp (North Bass Trail.) I'm doing my best to keep my "being" below the rim. I'm just not ready for real life yet, but it is nice to have a hot shower!
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 Joined Jan 23 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Tanner Ruins via Colorado RiverNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2014
AZWanderingBearTriplogs 700
Hiking1.00 Miles 550 AEG
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Stopped at Tanner to hike up to the ruins and petroglyphs on River right. The trail is faint and scrambly at points but no one had any real difficulty. The view was nice as the Colorado slowly winds its way through the broad delta at Tanner and on the Unkar Delta area. There are two petroglyph sites on the way up, look left of the trail. The ruins are small and someone said the Anasazi weren’t very good masons. I ask what he’d built that would be here 2,000 years from now. Seemed a fair question. We took some group photos since all but the Phoenix Five will leave the trip at Phantom tomorrow.
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