Hayduke #6: Kaibab Plateau to the Grand Canyon

  • Date:
    2017/05/06 to 2017/05/13
    Car-to-car:
    10 days
    Round-trip distance:
    118 miles
    Trip type:
    thru-hike
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  • Day 39: Highway 89A to Crane Lake

  • The 2006 Warm Fire burn
    The 2006 Warm Fire burn
  • Camp near Crane Lake
    Camp near Crane Lake
  • Crane Lake
    Crane Lake
  • Day 40: to Saddle Mountain Trailhead

  • Camp at the Saddle Mountain trailhead
    Camp at the Saddle Mountain trailhead
  • Day 41: to the mouth of Nankoweap Creek

  • On the Nankoweap Trail
    On the Nankoweap Trail
  • Nankoweap Creek
    Nankoweap Creek
  • The Nankoweap granaries above the Colorado River
    The Nankoweap granaries above the Colorado River
  • Granaries
    Granaries
  • Camp on the Colorado River near the mouth of Nankoweap Creek
    Camp on the Colorado River near the mouth of Nankoweap Creek
  • Day 42: to upstream of the Little Colorado

  • We got invited to breakfast.  French toast and coffee!
    We got invited to breakfast. French toast and coffee!
  • Prickly Pear Cactus heaven
    Prickly Pear Cactus heaven
  • A rainy breakfast break
    A rainy breakfast break
  • Willows.  Brushy!
    Willows. Brushy!
  • Camp on the Colorado River upstream of the Little Colorado
    Camp on the Colorado River upstream of the Little Colorado
  • Day 43: to Tanner Rapids

  • Our hitch spot
    Our hitch spot
  • Beaver!
    Beaver!
  • We hitched a ride across the Colorado River.  Due to a time zone mistake, we started waiting for boats at 5:30 AM.  At 8:30 AM the first boat came by and gave us a ride.
    We hitched a ride across the Colorado River. Due to a time zone mistake, we started waiting for boats at 5:30 AM. At 8:30 AM the first boat came by and gave us a ride.
  • A friendly USGS team
    A friendly USGS team
  • Thanks!
    Thanks!
  • Confluence of the Little Colorado River and the Colorado River
    Confluence of the Little Colorado River and the Colorado River
  • Fording the Little Colorado
    Fording the Little Colorado
  • The Beamer Trail
    The Beamer Trail
  • Camp near Tanner Rapids
    Camp near Tanner Rapids
  • Day 44: to Hance Rapids

  • On the Escalante Trail
    On the Escalante Trail
  • Ruin on Dox Hill
    Ruin on Dox Hill
  • Seventyfive Mile Creek narrows
    Seventyfive Mile Creek narrows
  • Rock scramble near Papago Creek
    Rock scramble near Papago Creek
  • Red Canyon from Hance Rapids
    Red Canyon from Hance Rapids
  • Camp at Hance Rapids
    Camp at Hance Rapids
  • Day 45: to the Tonto rim near Boulder Creek

  • Yummy human!
    Yummy human!
  • Tonto Trail
    Tonto Trail
  • Camp on the Tonto rim near Boulder Creek
    Camp on the Tonto rim near Boulder Creek
  • Day 46: to South Rim Village

  • Century Plant
    Century Plant
  • Day 47 & 48: Double zero on the south rim

  • Our camp on the south rim
    Our camp on the south rim

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