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Mar 20 2015

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 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Jackson, CA
Salt Creek - Grand CanyonNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Mar 20 2015
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Canyoneering21.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Canyoneering21.00 Miles   15 Hrs      1.40 mph
5,000 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
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1st trip
What could be more fun than hauling 500' of rope and a packraft down to the river and back. Down BA, west on the Tonto, down Salt Creek, short easy float to Monument Creek, exit up and out on Hermit. Pretty little canyon, with a nice bit of flowing water. The first rappel is off a small tree, sturdy but a future flash flood could take it down. I would put the second rappel at just under 250' off a good bolt. There are also several challenging downclimbs in the canyon where lowering packs might be necessary. The beach at the river would be great for camping.

Got grilled pretty good by a ranger coming down the Cathedral Stairs as I was climbing up in the late afternoon. Friendly, but she clearly thought I wasn't going to make the rim in time for the last shuttle bus and that I was probably planning to camp illegally. Just doing her job I suppose, but with the extra motivation I cranked up the pain dial a bit more and made the next-to-last shuttle bus with time to spare.
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average hiking speed 1.4 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


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