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No.... We Did Not

From the National Park Service Trail Guide:

"This trail is classified as MOST difficult of the named trails in Grand Canyon.
It has the largest total rim-to -river drop (5640 ft / 1735 m) and is one of the
longest trails. Hikers must be experienced in canyon route finding; this trail is
not recommended for inexperienced or solo hikers. The Nankoweap Trail is not
enjoyable as a summer hike as there is no water and little shade until Nankoweap
Creek. The hike will require a minimum of 4 to 6 liters of water per person, per day."

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 76b.jpg

 

No.... We Did Not

From the National Park Service Trail Guide:

"This trail is classified as MOST difficult of the named trails in Grand Canyon.
It has the largest total rim-to -river drop (5640 ft / 1735 m) and is one of the
longest trails. Hikers must be experienced in canyon route finding; this trail is
not recommended for inexperienced or solo hikers. The Nankoweap Trail is not
enjoyable as a summer hike as there is no water and little shade until Nankoweap
Creek. The hike will require a minimum of 4 to 6 liters of water per person, per day."

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 76b.jpg

 

comments (13)

I am glad you didn't...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me too - might not be here if so!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Nov 2017, 02:34
G'wan...its only a couple of miles...a mere stroll for experienced youngsters like you'n'Frank...think of the photo-opportunities! smile

I like the bottom shot of the bloke lurking in the shrubbery, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's not the mileage... it's the mile drop in elevation! I'd love to, though!
Thank you - took that bloke home with me!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Nov 2017, 07:09
I take it then that Frank & yourself didn't attempt the most difficult of these trails?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No, sir. I know people who do rescues off these trails... and usually, they're not rescues but recoveries. :-(
Je crois que tu as bien fait ..impressionnant quand même !
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudine! We were happy to not risk our lives! smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Nov 2017, 07:30
It seems that the authorities try to help the visitor and keep the. Safe.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They do try, but in the end people have to use their brains. I have a book, written by one of the physicians at the Grand Canyon Clinic, called "Death In The Canyon". And I have friends who are members of "rescue teams".... most of their missions end up being recovery missions instead.
I think you were wise E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Bill - I concur!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2017, 08:04
I think I will give it a miss, Elizabeth, even though I love hiking. Did you and Frank do this?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: A lot of "hiking" in this area... is more like "climbing"! Which we enjoy, especially me... but no, Frank and I were not prepared to risk our lives that day! smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2017, 15:39
That's a lot of water to have to carry!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I KNOW! I don't need to risk my life! smile
Not one for me! I'd like a gentler trail smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: There's plenty of those as well!
Definitely not the sort of adventure I'd set forth on.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nope - not for me!
You can see all the way to cliff dwellers, Ell'. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: AWE! Isn't that great!!!
I love the last shot where the layers can be seen, as well as Frank.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Mary!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 3 Dec 2017, 15:18
I love this second shot that illustrates beautifully the strata in the rock!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Steven! The layers never cease to amaze me!

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