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post #11 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 12:26 PM
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Looks awesome. Got our permit for Grand Gulch for the Sept 27-28. Probably that Sunday (25th)we'll be standing in line to get into the Wave. Just reviewed your photos of those. Wow!
But this Jumpup point looks really interesting - next time we're through we'll take you up on that inviting chair spot - we'll bring the beer!
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I drove out to Jump-up Point on Aug. 17-18, 1987 during the Harmonic Convergence. It was at a time when the Aztec calendar cycle of 52 years was supposed to end. Anyway, I was living in Page, AZ and met an old woman there who told me that the Grand Canyon was supposed to slam shut on the 17th. I went to Jump-up Point to witness the event. (It didn't slam shut!). While I was driving my car along the road leading out to the rim, I almost drove into the Canyon. Somebody had removed the barrior on the road. I set up a lean-to and rolled out my sleeping bag underneath. After a supper of coffee and beans I turned in. I awoke in the middle of the night to the noise of beating wings. An owl or a night hawk mistook my face for a rabbit or something and realized its mistake at the last second! Yow! I covered my face and slept fitfully the rest of the night. Intesting place, but next time I won't go out there alone.
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I drove out to Jump-up Point on Aug. 17-18, 1987 during the Harmonic Convergence. It was at a time when the Aztec calendar cycle of 52 years was supposed to end. Anyway, I was living in Page, AZ and met an old woman there who told me that the Grand Canyon was supposed to slam shut on the 17th. I went to Jump-up Point to witness the event. (It didn't slam shut!). While I was driving my car along the road leading out to the rim, I almost drove into the Canyon. Somebody had removed the barrior on the road. I set up a lean-to and rolled out my sleeping bag underneath. After a supper of coffee and beans I turned in. I awoke in the middle of the night to the noise of beating wings. An owl or a night hawk mistook my face for a rabbit or something and realized its mistake at the last second! Yow! I covered my face and slept fitfully the rest of the night. Intesting place, but next time I won't go out there alone.
Great story! Sounds like you had a wonderful night.

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I drove out to Jump-up Point on Aug. 17-18, 1987 during the Harmonic Convergence.
Welcome to CT. that's a great story, of a great place. We're heading back to Sedona, Flagstaff and the GC in about a month ... our favorite winter destination. BTW folks, too bad Rented Mule wasn't still around. He put up some great TR's of SW USA.

We always head to this spot on the south rim and stare at the Colorado river, a mile below us. Soon, very soon
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Whatever happened to RentedMule? I sure miss his contributions.
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Whatever happened to RentedMule? I sure miss his contributions.
Don't know except I recall reading a "so long" post on one of his threads. Too bad, his TR's were a great source of inspiration and info.
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