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

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 Dalton

Dan Dalton - Jun 28, 2008 4:04 pm - Voted 10/10

This shot is absolutely...

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



lcarreau - Jun 28, 2008 4:11 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This shot is absolutely...

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.


lcarreau - Jun 28, 2008 6:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Lovely.

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! :))


Boydie - Jun 29, 2008 12:22 pm - Voted 10/10


..shot Larry. I really like this one. Very colourful.


lcarreau - Jun 29, 2008 1:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Brilliant..

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!!


Boydie - Jun 30, 2008 3:56 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Brilliant..

Sure have Larry, these should be the type you are talking about; Highland Cow 1 , Highland Cow 2 , Highland Cow 3


BigJordan - Jun 29, 2008 9:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Good Lord Larry...

I can't believe it, but you hvae once again taken an incredible photo. Nice my friend... Nice.


lcarreau - Jun 29, 2008 9:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good Lord Larry...

Gracias, BJ !


SJD - Jun 29, 2008 11:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Jaw Dropping Photo

That is one very amazing image!


lcarreau - Jun 30, 2008 12:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Jaw Dropping Photo

Well ... the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is
an amazing place! I call it the 'Sublime Abyss'
or 'The Mountain Lying Down.' Thanks. :)


Andinistaloco - Nov 8, 2008 7:59 am - Voted 10/10


Can't believe no one's done a page on Mt. Hayden yet. This is a good start for one, though!


lcarreau - Nov 8, 2008 9:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

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



Andinistaloco - Nov 9, 2008 10:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Nice!

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....


lcarreau - Nov 10, 2008 6:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

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

Stay cool, Andinistaloco!


Lodewijk - Nov 24, 2008 4:11 pm - Voted 10/10


this one is absolutely amazing!!
Groetjes uit Holland and have a great day in AZ


lcarreau - Nov 24, 2008 9:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Larry

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

Greetz, Larry


rpc - Nov 24, 2008 10:23 pm - Voted 10/10

let me add

my congrats to this one Larry. Beautiful tower & a great shot of it.


lcarreau - Nov 24, 2008 11:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: let me add

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!


Noondueler - Feb 13, 2009 11:44 pm - Voted 10/10

Seen a lotta Canyon shots

This one's a real work of art Larry. Love the colors!


lcarreau - Feb 14, 2009 9:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Seen a lotta Canyon shots

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!


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