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Posted: 10/21/14 10:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are some pictures from a recent trip to the Grand Canyon Parashant, which is in the western part of the Arizona Strip on the north rim.
Details, the full story, and a more complete set of larger pictures are here .
If anyone wonders why this was my first trip this year, part of the answer is here .

Here was my 'grand tour' plan, for 10-12 days.
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I underestimated the time needed to traverse several of the rough roads encountered, and actually only made 2 of the stops indicated.

First planned stop was the east bank of Lake Mead. That plan ended here.
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Boulders thwarted any 'go around' thought.
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Leading me the this opinion:
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Next was the road to Kelly Point
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Where, I'm embarrassed to admit, I had to use a jack to get the rear differential off of a rock.

So, day 1 result: roads 2, me 0.

The Twin Point road was a lot easier, leading to a better result.
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And a little celebration --
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At the actual point
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Next stop, Whitmore Canyon Overlook
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Which had it's own challenges.
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Must be close -- there's the Colorado
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'Lake Colorado' would have been a real sight to see.
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At the overlook
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There's a foot trail -- to the river?
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Starting down the trail --
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I don't like the looks of this
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On the trail
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This is what a lot of the trail looked like -- which explains my sore thighs at the bottom of a short trail.
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Missed sticking my foot in the river by that much.
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Off-roader graveyard
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From near Mt Trumbull
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That's all. It's a spectacular place that deserves more time and planning than I gave it (this time). That road washout could have been surmounted, if I had been willing to do a lot of work. The Kelly Point road is really very rough -- probably better for jeeps. But it would be doable with a lot more time. Took me 2+ hours for less than 3 miles, and there were at least 20 more to go.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures, and thanks for looking.


Cal


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Posted: 10/21/14 10:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great photos, thanks for posting them.

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Posted: 10/21/14 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Better being turned around by road conditions than not attempting at all. Great trip report.

I would show my wife these pics and explain they are the type places why we need to stay with a small camper on a SRW, but I think it would be counter productive.

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Posted: 10/21/14 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the report. I hanker to get out West again.

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Posted: 10/21/14 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've missed your trip reports. It's good to see you back.


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Very nice,thanks!





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Posted: 10/21/14 05:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice trip report and great photos. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 10/21/14 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice TR!! Thanks for the amazing photos [emoticon]

I also looked over your repipe job and you did a great job!! Looks like a lot of work. One thing I saw is your Pex manifolds are strapped with a dissimilar metal which can cause electrolysis. You should get some felt and wrap the manifold then strap it down. Also, I wish you would have known about a new angle stop (I am the rep) which may have been easier than standard install, especially with the drywall repair. Here is a link to a cheesy video I made Clicky

Carry on [emoticon]
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Posted: 10/21/14 05:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even though it didn't go as planned , you made it there , you made it back , and got to see some beautiful country in between . Thanks for taking me along .


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Posted: 10/21/14 07:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Steak, salad and a bottle of red at the end of the trail for the day...don't get any better than that Cal.

We were at the North Rim & Sublime Point this year after the Overland Expo... thanks for posting the route and pictures. We'll head back that way as soon as we can.


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