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MDA Rim Traverse

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Offline YoungHiker

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2019, 06:40:07 AM »
If you are going to do the rtrtr, or just hike down the NR, Ribbon Falls is a definite side trip! Itís less then 15 minutes (probably less) off the main trail. I have hiked all over Colorado, Utah, and BiBe, and it is definitely one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful places Iíve ever been.


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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2019, 06:46:19 AM »
If you are going to do the rtrtr, or just hike down the NR, Ribbon Falls is a definite side trip! Itís less then 15 minutes (probably less) off the main trail. I have hiked all over Colorado, Utah, and BiBe, and it is definitely one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful places Iíve ever been.


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+1 on what YoungHiker said!! Ribbon falls is a magical place! I would not miss it!

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2019, 07:41:46 AM »
Awesome! Ribbon falls side trip on the docket. And I wonít show my friends the pics so they can be happily surprised :)

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 03:01:15 PM »

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Sorry, I thought this was somewhere off the MDA in Big Bend

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2019, 03:18:17 PM »
OK nobody tell him about Elves Chasm, Toroweap, Mooney Falls, the Confluence, Havasu Creek, Nankoweap, Thunder River, Royal Arch, Horseshoe Mesa, etc etc

I will admit that the first couple of times I went to GC, I was kind of a peak snob, but I've really grown to love it; amazing place.

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2019, 04:29:16 PM »
Back on this thread looking for water insights for next trip.

But SteelFrog, YoungHiker and Cookie **Thank you** for ribbon falls tip.  Added some mileage for us (backtracking as the bridge is out) and was touch and go on the way in -folks weíre NOT feeling the extra side trip.  But we went early Sept and one of our group was really struggling with the heat and the time at Rainbow Falls was a game changer.  Absolutely magical spot to cool off and regroup.  And I did in fact keep it a secret so they were all totally surprised by it, which was just fantastic.  It was really a pretty magical highlight of a long, hot day.

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2019, 05:42:46 PM »
I had missed the middle parts of this thread when they were posted. Just now saw them after I got a notification of Lissa's latest post. For just a moment, I though Cookie's pictures were from MDA and I fell out of my chair. I'm sending you guys the chiropractor's bill.

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Re: MDA Rim Traverse
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2019, 09:15:03 PM »
Back on this thread looking for water insights for next trip.

But SteelFrog, YoungHiker and Cookie **Thank you** for ribbon falls tip.  Added some mileage for us (backtracking as the bridge is out) and was touch and go on the way in -folks weíre NOT feeling the extra side trip.  But we went early Sept and one of our group was really struggling with the heat and the time at Rainbow Falls was a game changer.  Absolutely magical spot to cool off and regroup.  And I did in fact keep it a secret so they were all totally surprised by it, which was just fantastic.  It was really a pretty magical highlight of a long, hot day.

Awesome. I was at Ribbon falls last weekend during my 19th RtR. Never gets old.

 


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