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backpacking
Sunday, February 05, 2017

I did the full Bill Hall trail! Not for the faint of heart. Very steep In some parts. So beautiful and well worth it!

Did this trail with the Hatch crew. Kicked my butt but I loved all of the water and waterfalls along the way. This frog was happy in the desert. Big finish at deer creek falls, one of the best sights along the river.

I'll provide a review a little late - We hiked it in August 1992 while running the river in a dory with Grand Canyon Expeditions - better late than never. We hiked from the CO River up Tapeats Creek Trail to a small waterfall coming straight out of the rock. The water was pure and drinkable. We then crossed over to Deer Creek Trail and followed it across to the slot canyon that holds Deer Creek and feeds the falls. The hike across was very hot and dry. We followed the slot canyon down and then circumvented the falls in the climb down to the river. The Falls were beautiful and refreshing. The river guides had dropped us off for the hike so they could go meet their girlfriends/wives who had hiked down to the river at a more remote location - thus giving themselves some "private" time. This is my recollection 23 years later.

hiking
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Love Love LOVE the North Rim! Never crowded, and while the drop into the canyon isn't as precipitous, the 1000+ft elevation above the South Rim gives you an incredible view of what feels like half of Northern AZ. I was hiking, and so didn't cover the whole trail, but I wish I'd had a bike with me :(