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4 Grand Canyon-Zion


Hayduke Trail 4...From the Arizona border we picked up the Arizona Trail then dropped into the Grand Canyon to 'Nankoweap' and a 'cauldron of heat' at the Colorado River. We walked west along the river for 6 days and up for resupply at South Rim village, Grand Canyon. Then we crossed the Grand Canyon again to reach North Rim. We finished our hike through Zion National Park in early June in oppresively hot temperatures. Check out our 5 minute vimeo too!
1 To Hanksville....2 To Escalante....3 To Arizona....4 Grand Canyon-Zion
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Time for new shoes!
Time for new shoes!
We hit the Arizona Trail -a maintained path!
We hit the Arizona Trail -a maintained path!
Our water source to do us the next 20 miles
Our water source to do us the next 20 miles
Larvae in the water
Larvae in the water
We climb onto the Kiabab plateau with its ponderosa pine
We climb onto the Kiabab plateau with its ponderosa pine
Horned toad ( a lizard)
Horned toad ( a lizard)
Disused fire lookout tower as we enter Grand Canyon National Park
Disused fire lookout tower as we enter Grand Canyon National Park
The Arizona Trail
The Arizona Trail
Heading for the Grand Canyon north rim on a dirt road through aspen
Heading for the Grand Canyon north rim on a dirt road through aspen
The Canyon at last- looking to Nankoweap
The Canyon at last- looking to Nankoweap
Evening on the canyon rim- we drop 6000 feet tomorrow
Evening on the canyon rim- we drop 6000 feet tomorrow
Traversing under the upper rock band
Traversing under the upper rock band
Terraces between cliffs
Terraces between cliffs
About halfway to the Colorado River and the route lies ahead
About halfway to the Colorado River and the route lies ahead
Nankoweap river ahead and its getting hot
Nankoweap river ahead and its getting hot
As we drop the landscape gets more barren
As we drop the landscape gets more barren
We make it to the Colorado and it's blastingly hot
We make it to the Colorado and it's blastingly hot
Great beach camp next to the Colorado River
Great beach camp next to the Colorado River
Nankoweap graneries
Nankoweap graneries
Looking south down the Colorado river
Looking south down the Colorado river
A break from bushwacking 10 miles alongside the Colorado
A break from bushwacking 10 miles alongside the Colorado
Deer down near the river
Deer down near the river
Cliffs above the Colorado
Cliffs above the Colorado
Another nice beach
Another nice beach
We scrambled above the river on these rock plates- the 'Tapeats' layer
We scrambled above the river on these rock plates- the 'Tapeats' layer
We arrive at a good beach to try and hitch a lift from a raft
We arrive at a good beach to try and hitch a lift from a raft
Hoorah after a couple of hours we get a lift across the river
Hoorah after a couple of hours we get a lift across the river
A deep wade across the turquiose Little Colorado
A deep wade across the turquiose Little Colorado
The Little Colorado flows into the main Colorado
The Little Colorado flows into the main Colorado
Collared Lizard (skinny)
Collared Lizard (skinny)
Camp amongst a jumble of boulders
Camp amongst a jumble of boulders
Up at 4.45am to beat the heat but the sun arrives too soon
Up at 4.45am to beat the heat but the sun arrives too soon
Martina scrambling up through loose tiers of rock
Martina scrambling up through loose tiers of rock
Looking down to a raft group on the Colorado
Looking down to a raft group on the Colorado
Lava Canyon rapids on the Colorado
Lava Canyon rapids on the Colorado
Rafts on the river
Rafts on the river
Cooling down at Cardenos Creek junction with the Colorado
Cooling down at Cardenos Creek junction with the Colorado
A raft guide kindly asks us if we needed anything (just cooler air!)
A raft guide kindly asks us if we needed anything (just cooler air!)
Smoke from a forest fire spreads over the canyon
Smoke from a forest fire spreads over the canyon
Hazy evening but still HOT
Hazy evening but still HOT
On the incredible Escalante route climbing above the river
On the incredible Escalante route climbing above the river
Looking down from the Escalante route
Looking down from the Escalante route
Looking south down the river
Looking south down the river
75 mile canyon - we had to divert round this cleft then drop down into it
75 mile canyon - we had to divert round this cleft then drop down into it
Datura flowering in the depths of 75 mile canyon
Datura flowering in the depths of 75 mile canyon
75 mile canyon
75 mile canyon
A recently dead bobcat- we reckoned it had fallen off the cliff
A recently dead bobcat- we reckoned it had fallen off the cliff
Bobcat paw
Bobcat paw
8am - resting after a couple of hours following the Colorado. We climb up next!
8am - resting after a couple of hours following the Colorado. We climb up next!
Attack!
Attack!
Weather looming over the canyon
Weather looming over the canyon
Old mine relics near Horseshoe Canyon
Old mine relics near Horseshoe Canyon
Horseshoe Canyon area
Horseshoe Canyon area
Camp at Cottonwood creek with enough shade to relax from the heat. The first time in about 3 days
Camp at Cottonwood creek with enough shade to relax from the heat. The first time in about 3 days
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