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Purple haze beyond Mt. Hayden
Beautiful Mount Hayden is tucked away in the northeast corner of
AZ's Grand Canyon NP, and can be photographed from 8,803' Point Imperial,
near the Kolb Arch Trail.

The 44-mile drive from Jacob Lake (campground/lodge) to the North Rim of
the Grand Canyon has been described as "the most pleasant 44 miles in
America." A vast, dense forest of pine, fir and Quaking aspen covers
the remarkable Kaibab Plateau, located immediately north of the "Sublime
Abyss."

A photographer's delight, Mount Hayden is a thick spire of Coconino
sandstone; the remnant of a vast desert that covered this region some
260 million years ago. It's summit is often struck by lighting bolts!!

In the year 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill creating Grand
Canyon National Park as a "protected" recreation area. Today, more than
six million people visit the Grand Canyon each year.

Photo credited to Dick Dietrich of Camelback/Canyonlands Venture (1991)

Directly behind Mount Hayden is Hancock Butte.The prominent canyon seen behind Hancock Butte (with the red walls), is Roaring Springs Canyon, where hikers begin their trek on the Rim-2-Rim hike! Always carry the ten essentials and wear good hiking boots when you enter the canyon; and by all means have FUN!

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Dan DaltonThis shot is absolutely...

Dan Dalton

Voted 10/10

amazing!! Very well done and very informative as well. Some very great pics by you recently, keep em coming! Very inspiring.

Dan
Posted Jun 28, 2008 4:04 pm

lcarreauRe: This shot is absolutely...

lcarreau

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Thanks, Dan! I'm trying (my best) to keep
away from the "birds/bees" shots. I know that
routes are very important to most people.

Soon as my wife gets off work, we'll be heading
up to Flagstaff for more pics! Take care.
Posted Jun 28, 2008 4:11 pm

lcarreauRe: Lovely.

lcarreau

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I agree that you are correct, Lolli. Science
fiction is a fascinating subject, and I often
let my imagination 'take flight' when I am
alone in the mountains. (Of course, the same
thing happens when I'm at a Rock concert! :))
Posted Jun 28, 2008 6:44 pm

BoydieBrilliant..

Boydie

Voted 10/10

..shot Larry. I really like this one. Very colourful.
Stephen
Posted Jun 29, 2008 12:22 pm

lcarreauRe: Brilliant..

lcarreau

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Stephen, just the man I was looking for!
Do you have a photo of a 'Scottish Highlander'
cow pictured on SP? I saw one the other day on
the telly; those cows most certainly grab the
heartstrings of the American public! THANKS!!
Posted Jun 29, 2008 1:16 pm

BoydieRe: Brilliant..

Boydie

Voted 10/10

Sure have Larry, these should be the type you are talking about; Highland Cow 1 , Highland Cow 2 , Highland Cow 3
Cheers
Stephen
Posted Jun 30, 2008 3:56 am

BigJordanGood Lord Larry...

BigJordan

Voted 10/10

I can't believe it, but you hvae once again taken an incredible photo. Nice my friend... Nice.
Posted Jun 29, 2008 9:43 pm

lcarreauRe: Good Lord Larry...

lcarreau

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Gracias, BJ !
Posted Jun 29, 2008 9:54 pm

SJDJaw Dropping Photo

SJD

Voted 10/10

That is one very amazing image!
Posted Jun 29, 2008 11:56 pm

lcarreauRe: Jaw Dropping Photo

lcarreau

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Well ... the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is
an amazing place! I call it the 'Sublime Abyss'
or 'The Mountain Lying Down.' Thanks. :)
Posted Jun 30, 2008 12:02 am

AndinistalocoNice!

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

Can't believe no one's done a page on Mt. Hayden yet. This is a good start for one, though!
Posted Nov 8, 2008 7:59 am

lcarreauRe: Nice!

lcarreau

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Well, I'm sure it will happen more sooner
than later. Can we do a page on Mt. Hayden??

"YES WE CAN!"
Posted Nov 8, 2008 9:29 am

AndinistalocoRe: Nice!

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

Heh heh heh....

It'd be cool. I don't have a lot of knowledge of it but I think some friends of mine did it via a 5.7 route called Pegasus or something....
Posted Nov 9, 2008 10:41 pm

lcarreauRe: Nice!

lcarreau

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I'm more or less a hiker dude. I know there's some cool routes on some of these
Arizona rocks. I was looking at "The Transept" the other day, and just learned there's a 5.7 on the west side called "Four Flying Apaches." (Where do they get these
names???)

Stay cool, Andinistaloco!
Posted Nov 10, 2008 6:13 pm

LodewijkLarry

Lodewijk

Voted 10/10

this one is absolutely amazing!!
Groetjes uit Holland and have a great day in AZ
Lodewijk
Posted Nov 24, 2008 4:11 pm

lcarreauRe: Larry

lcarreau

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Yes my friend. I hope I may return there soon,
so I can get some more pictures.

Greetz, Larry
Posted Nov 24, 2008 9:20 pm

rpclet me add

rpc

Voted 10/10

my congrats to this one Larry. Beautiful tower & a great shot of it.
Posted Nov 24, 2008 10:23 pm

lcarreauRe: let me add

lcarreau

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Thanks, Radek! It's not The Cluckers Do Portland or a photo of somebody's taped
hands, with the camera pointed towards the vicinity of their crotch, but ...

guess it will have to do!
Posted Nov 24, 2008 11:00 pm

NoonduelerSeen a lotta Canyon shots

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

This one's a real work of art Larry. Love the colors!
Posted Feb 13, 2009 11:44 pm

lcarreauRe: Seen a lotta Canyon shots

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks - I've seen way too many canyon shots
myself. I need to visit Antelope Canyon the
next time I visit the Page, Arizona area.

Hey, you're one of the few people around on SP! I think everybody else went up to a wild
"ski weekend" party on such & such mountain!

Larry
Posted Feb 14, 2009 9:23 am

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