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Observation Point & Middle Echo Loop

Observation Point & Middle Echo Loop: (2 People) We decided to drop our packs at the junction of Observation Point trail and the East Rim offshoot to dash up to the point and then continue down to to the canyon entrance. The cairns area in good shape along the trail and easily lead directly to the drainage entrance to the canyon. The first rappel was dry and direct, but the pull can be tricky; we unstuck the rope and used a meat anchor to ensure the pull was successful. Beginning with rappe......


Nankoweap Trail - Grand Canyon

There was still snow on the south facing sides of the north rim section of the Nankoweap Trail on April 15th that made for some tricky hiking. Poles and careful teamwork is recommended.  The campsite near the trailhead is in good shape but a campfire is not a good idea given the vegetation. The trail is as treacherous as has been described by numerous sources so please use caution and carry plenty of water since there are no sources until reaching the canyon bottom. The creek at the end of......