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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2005, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Wow! Jumpup point is one of many points and places of exploration along the grand canyon's north rim in the Kaibab Natl Forest. You don't even need a permit or fee. You are in the natl forest until you "STEP off the rim" as one ranger so eloquently put it....[:0]
too funny....

Anyway, got up pretty early and after my Starbucks Venti Carmel Mocchiato I hit the road for the Jacob Lake, located on the T road of hwy 67 (north rim rd) and Arizona 89-A (what, did they run out of numbers for roads? 89 and 89-A? )
This took just under two hours. I definitely didn't speed this time through the Reservation. I got a $ 375 dollar ticket before. [V]
Once at Jacob lake, I took a myriad of roads that would put anyone to sleep if I listed them all on my way to JUMPUP CANYON located about 40 miles southwest of Jacob Lake junction. All dirt roads. Some nice.... others were challenging. Never saw another person the whole way! Seemed to have the whole Kaibab (means plateau or mesa)
all to myself! cool!

Once there, I spent three hours hiking along the knife edge of this divide.


To the left, these pictures are of Jumpup canyon as it's drainage joins the labyrinth of twisted, canyons, that eventually flow into the Colorado river at the Grand canyon off in the distance.



Ahhh... no one but me.... Hey! I got a chair for ya! come on my porch and set awhile?


Off to the right is Kabab Creek Wilderness area drainage. so desolate and stark! the binoculars made it nice, too. I could see into everything!


Lots of lizards.

Oh, yes, on Jumpup divide, there is a trail leading to the canyons you see below. I think it would be an immense challenge with all the dropoffs, pouroffs, desert heat, whew! I will be going to do a full day hike to an island in the middle of the canyons called powell
from soggy flat to Powell and back up to the north rim full day hike. I will let you know how it goes with a full trip report and directions. That would offer many of you a chance to hike to a little plateau in the middle of it all where you are like on an island in the sky and can view the canyon 360 degrees style. I would love to do a hike with anyone of you who is in the area. Provided its a day hike;
an agreement with my family for them letting me romp around. This Powell hike is very intimate with the canyon and hardly or NO tourists... let me know once I post the trip report or maybe add it to your hike list for when you come out next time to the Grand Canyon and do it yourself

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Another cool report, RM. Gotta love those views!

I think the "-A" stands for "Access" - 89-A gives you access to the 89.

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what, did they run out of numbers for roads? 89 and 89-A?
Oh - and thanks for the invite! I'd love to do some exploration down your way sometime
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Yes, great shots Jerry, as it gives us 'Northerners' a sense of the immensity of the canyon areas and thanks for the invite! [8D] That chair and it's views does look inviting
Guess you'd need a couple gallons of water for an all day dayhike there.



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Love this chair, and what a sight! Really does stir up national pride, as you stand there admiring the view. Proper protocol, hat off, stand, sing anthem, sit down, drink beer (or beverage of choice) [8D]
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"Jump up, jump up and get down!" [8D]
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Oh sounds sooooo tempting for my next visit.
We wanted to do Havasu Falls but just plain ran out of time.
This one looks like it would fill a day or two.

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Thanks! I bet there's times when the wind would roar across and take that chair for quite a ride! Not even a little breeze blowing... so so tranquil...

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This picture is too cool!
Beautiful shots again!
Thanks for sharing..





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Oh sounds sooooo tempting for my next visit.
We wanted to do Havasu Falls but just plain ran out of time.
I was in the Grand Canyon in 1994 and 1998. It's immense, raw and beautiful beyond words. Havasu is particularly beautiful... worth a trip down there by itself [^].
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Great shots RM. Intriguing invite, too-the circuit of Jumpup-Kanab-Deer Creek-GC North Rim is presently my "most-wanted" hike, so I definitely have reason to be in that area.
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