Back From The Grand Canyon

eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
edited November 2010 in All Encompassing Trip
That's right, ol' eyed survived yet another wilderness trek. We had cheesy potato soup for Thanksgiving (eat your hearts out) and survived wave after wave of late-night attacks by these monsters...

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Needless to say, I eventually captured and trained several of them for my army. One day mankind, one day...

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.
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  • eyedclaar wrote:
    That's right, ol' eyed survived yet another wilderness trek. We had cheesy potato soup for Thanksgiving (eat your hearts out) and survived wave after wave of late-night attacks by these monsters...

    CO_Mammals_ringtail_cat2.jpg


    Needless to say, I eventually captured and trained several of them for my army. One day mankind, one day...

    Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.

    That would make an awesome hat.
  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    eyedclaar wrote:
    That's right, ol' eyed survived yet another wilderness trek. We had cheesy potato soup for Thanksgiving (eat your hearts out) and survived wave after wave of late-night attacks by these monsters...

    CO_Mammals_ringtail_cat2.jpg


    Needless to say, I eventually captured and trained several of them for my army. One day mankind, one day...

    Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.



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    Well, we've just been hanging around.
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,266
    Did you do the Skywalk thing? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it.
    GIVE BLOOD
  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    Did you do the Skywalk thing? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it.

    No, we didn't do that, but we hiked about 50 miles down one side, up the other, and covered a bunch of waterless trails in between where nobody goes this time of year. Had to find pothole water from the passing storms that left wind blown ice on trails. Some in places where the trail is three feet wide with one step to infinity on one side and no kind of ledge or handrail and all while being buffeted by 50 + mile an hour winds. :shock:
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  • eyedclaar wrote:
    Did you do the Skywalk thing? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it.

    No, we didn't do that, but we hiked about 50 miles down one side, up the other, and covered a bunch of waterless trails in between where nobody goes this time of year. Had to find pothole water from the passing storms that left wind blown ice on trails. Some in places where the trail is three feet wide with one step to infinity on one side and no kind of ledge or handrail and all while being buffeted by 50 + mile an hour winds. :shock:
    Big Baby.
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    eyedclaar wrote:
    Did you do the Skywalk thing? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it.

    No, we didn't do that, but we hiked about 50 miles down one side, up the other, and covered a bunch of waterless trails in between where nobody goes this time of year. Had to find pothole water from the passing storms that left wind blown ice on trails. Some in places where the trail is three feet wide with one step to infinity on one side and no kind of ledge or handrail and all while being buffeted by 50 + mile an hour winds. :shock:
    Big Baby.

    No, no, all the big babies were riding your avatar. Bunch of lazy, no-good, so and so, whatevers.
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  • 8181 Needing a ride to Forest Hills and a ounce of weed. Please inquire within. Thanks. Or not.Posts: 58,276
    sooooo, you missed the game friday night. :?
    81 is now off the air

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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    Bizarro wrote:
    sooooo, you missed the game friday night. :?

    Yeah, didn't find out the results until Sunday night. I'm glad I missed it. Brotzman is getting local death threats though, so some good has come of it.
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  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,580
    I was gonna say, it was pretty chilly and windy up there over T-giving.
    Burr!

    Getting down to 16 or so in N. AZ tonight. Even colder in the canyon. Burr! :D
  • So did you camp or stay in the lodge with all those softies riding Black Diamond down to the bottom? I spent a month one February night down in the Grand Canyon doing that same hike. It is awesome though. You don't get the true experience of the canyon until you go to the bottom.
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,266
    eyedclaar wrote:
    Did you do the Skywalk thing? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it.

    No, we didn't do that, but we hiked about 50 miles down one side, up the other, and covered a bunch of waterless trails in between where nobody goes this time of year. Had to find pothole water from the passing storms that left wind blown ice on trails. Some in places where the trail is three feet wide with one step to infinity on one side and no kind of ledge or handrail and all while being buffeted by 50 + mile an hour winds. :shock:

    Alright I'm freaked out just reading that. I have no sense of adventure :lol: My fears are too overwhelming.

    Hey, but more power to ya! :D
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  • rollingsrollings unknownPosts: 6,725
    Did you get banned again? :shock:
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  • rollingsrollings unknownPosts: 6,725
    So did you camp or stay in the lodge with all those softies riding Black Diamond down to the bottom?
    :lol:
  • Half Full wrote:
    So did you camp or stay in the lodge with all those softies riding Black Diamond down to the bottom?
    :lol:
    Hee Haw
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    So did you camp or stay in the lodge with all those softies riding Black Diamond down to the bottom? I spent a month one February night down in the Grand Canyon doing that same hike. It is awesome though. You don't get the true experience of the canyon until you go to the bottom.

    A whole month? I am jealous. We spent one night at the Phantom Ranch campground there at the bottom, but not in a cabin or anything. Still, too many people. The rest of the nights were out in some side canyon by ourselves.
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  • eyedclaar wrote:
    So did you camp or stay in the lodge with all those softies riding Black Diamond down to the bottom? I spent a month one February night down in the Grand Canyon doing that same hike. It is awesome though. You don't get the true experience of the canyon until you go to the bottom.

    A whole month? I am jealous. We spent one night at the Phantom Ranch campground there at the bottom, but not in a cabin or anything. Still, too many people. The rest of the nights were out in some side canyon by ourselves.
    Did you go to Toroweet? Did that once... amazing couple of nights...
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    Half Full wrote:
    Did you get banned again? :shock:
    Yippi Yi O

    I keep telling you fine people that I have never been banned. Never once for even a second. Frankly, I don't think the mods have the stones...
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    eyedclaar wrote:
    So did you camp or stay in the lodge with all those softies riding Black Diamond down to the bottom? I spent a month one February night down in the Grand Canyon doing that same hike. It is awesome though. You don't get the true experience of the canyon until you go to the bottom.

    A whole month? I am jealous. We spent one night at the Phantom Ranch campground there at the bottom, but not in a cabin or anything. Still, too many people. The rest of the nights were out in some side canyon by ourselves.
    Did you go to Toroweet? Did that once... amazing couple of nights...

    Doesn't ring a bell. What/where is it?
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  • eyedclaar wrote:
    Did you go to Toroweet? Did that once... amazing couple of nights...

    Doesn't ring a bell. What/where is it?
    Camp site on the North Rim... Probably 100-150 miles West of North's official site... Have to drive 25 miles off road.
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    eyedclaar wrote:
    Did you go to Toroweet? Did that once... amazing couple of nights...

    Doesn't ring a bell. What/where is it?
    Camp site on the North Rim... Probably 100-150 miles West of North's official site... Have to drive 25 miles off road.

    Nope. We arrived at the North Rim official site just in time to watch a monstrous blizzard sweep over the canyon. Woke up the next morning to more sideways howling snow and found out they had closed the road and were diverting all traffic to the south rim (200 + mile detour). We were the last to leave from the North Kaibab trail for a couple days while the storm blew over. Should have brought my snowboard; I could have covered the first couple of miles pretty quickly... or fallen off the side of a cliff. Once we dropped into the canyon a couple miles, it was ok, but a first it was one hell of a storm. We were pinned down under the awning of an out of season Ranger cabin for several hours at one point.
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  • eyedclaar wrote:
    Nope. We arrived at the North Rim official site just in time to watch a monstrous blizzard sweep over the canyon. Woke up the next morning to more sideways howling snow and found out they had closed the road and were diverting all traffic to the south rim (200 + mile detour). We were the last to leave from the North Kaibab trail for a couple days while the storm blew over. Should have brought my snowboard; I could have covered the first couple of miles pretty quickly... or fallen off the side of a cliff. Once we dropped into the canyon a couple miles, it was ok, but a first it was one hell of a storm. We were pinned down under the awning of an out of season Ranger cabin for several hours at one point.
    Wow!! I think we need pictures... I hope you brought your camera!
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  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    eyedclaar wrote:
    Nope. We arrived at the North Rim official site just in time to watch a monstrous blizzard sweep over the canyon. Woke up the next morning to more sideways howling snow and found out they had closed the road and were diverting all traffic to the south rim (200 + mile detour). We were the last to leave from the North Kaibab trail for a couple days while the storm blew over. Should have brought my snowboard; I could have covered the first couple of miles pretty quickly... or fallen off the side of a cliff. Once we dropped into the canyon a couple miles, it was ok, but a first it was one hell of a storm. We were pinned down under the awning of an out of season Ranger cabin for several hours at one point.
    Wow!! I think we need pictures... I hope you brought your camera!

    I think I need to sign up with some photo hosting site or something. Whatever that means. I will put together a photo album of the trip on Facebook... assuming I actually log-in to Facebook some day and get that done. I still haven't put up pictures from the last Yellowstone hike. I am a lazy, lazy man.
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  • eyedclaar wrote:
    eyedclaar wrote:
    Nope. We arrived at the North Rim official site just in time to watch a monstrous blizzard sweep over the canyon. Woke up the next morning to more sideways howling snow and found out they had closed the road and were diverting all traffic to the south rim (200 + mile detour). We were the last to leave from the North Kaibab trail for a couple days while the storm blew over. Should have brought my snowboard; I could have covered the first couple of miles pretty quickly... or fallen off the side of a cliff. Once we dropped into the canyon a couple miles, it was ok, but a first it was one hell of a storm. We were pinned down under the awning of an out of season Ranger cabin for several hours at one point.
    Wow!! I think we need pictures... I hope you brought your camera!

    I think I need to sign up with some photo hosting site or something. Whatever that means. I will put together a photo album of the trip on Facebook... assuming I actually log-in to Facebook some day and get that done. I still haven't put up pictures from the last Yellowstone hike. I am a lazy, lazy man.
    No you are not.
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  • polaris_xpolaris_x Posts: 13,554
    i've been to the grand canyon about 7 times and i always wanted to do the rim to rim hike ... sounds like a blast ...

    i've been meaning to start a "national parks pictures" thread ... if you get your pictures up somewhere - maybe you can ...

    i got back a month or so ago from zion and bryce ...
  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    polaris_x wrote:
    i've been to the grand canyon about 7 times and i always wanted to do the rim to rim hike ... sounds like a blast ...

    i've been meaning to start a "national parks pictures" thread ... if you get your pictures up somewhere - maybe you can ...

    i got back a month or so ago from zion and bryce ...

    We met a long-distance runner who was doing a rim to rim to rim run in one fuckin’ day! Started on the South side, ran to the North and back again. That’s like back to back marathons on steep, knee-busting Grand Canyon trails. Scrawny little red headed hippy anyway, holy moly.

    Give me a day or two, maybe the weekend, to get some pics hosted somewhere and I’d be happy to contribute to such a thread.

    The wife and I need to hit Bryce, Zion, and Escalante soon.
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    june 10, 1984 i turned 12 @ the grand canyon
    i don't know what exact location
    it was amazing

    first off i would not ride a mule down a trail crafted into the side of shit that fucking high up
    walking the edge of anything high is not cool for me
    grand canyon... very awesome
    im not fucking around up high

    i remember being very slow as i approached the edge
    and to me the edge was 30 feet back from the drop off into nothing
    10 ft from the edge... im probably not interested in going much closer

    to scare myself and make my gut sink and feel weird
    sometimes i walk up to the wall windows meeting
    in glass buildings and look down
    instant dizziness and near vomit

    fuck the grand canyon

    i don't do amusement park rides either
    not happenin...
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,157
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfS9FfTR5BM
    so stupid

    if a bucket full of gold was out there and they said it was for me
    go get your bucket of gold chadwick

    i would have a difficult time going out there
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    I am tired; my heart is
    sick and sad. From where
    the sun stands I will fight
    no more forever."

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  • BinauralJamBinauralJam Posts: 14,158
    chadwick wrote:
    to scare myself and make my gut sink and feel weird
    sometimes i walk up to the wall windows meeting
    in glass buildings and look down
    instant dizziness and near vomit

    fuck the grand canyon

    i don't do amusement park rides either
    not happenin...


    +1
  • eyedclaareyedclaar Posts: 6,980
    chadwick wrote:
    to scare myself and make my gut sink and feel weird
    sometimes i walk up to the wall windows meeting
    in glass buildings and look down
    instant dizziness and near vomit

    fuck the grand canyon

    i don't do amusement park rides either
    not happenin...


    +1

    I ain't gonna lie, that shit is freaky. Especially the ice covered parts of the trail where you had no choice but to cross it while that drop is right there waiting...
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,138
    eyedclaar wrote:
    Nope. We arrived at the North Rim official site just in time to watch a monstrous blizzard sweep over the canyon. Woke up the next morning to more sideways howling snow and found out they had closed the road and were diverting all traffic to the south rim (200 + mile detour). We were the last to leave from the North Kaibab trail for a couple days while the storm blew over. Should have brought my snowboard; I could have covered the first couple of miles pretty quickly... or fallen off the side of a cliff. Once we dropped into the canyon a couple miles, it was ok, but a first it was one hell of a storm. We were pinned down under the awning of an out of season Ranger cabin for several hours at one point.

    a little snow pinned you down?



    pussy
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