Wonderful hike. Glad we were prepared and made good decisions along the way. Next; Thunder River....
I have finally Rocked the Royal Arch Loop- one of the most physically challenging I've ever hiked, but the effort paid off with spectacular views- the likes of which I have never seen in the Grand Canyon. http://desertsirena.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/royal-arch-loop/
4 days on the Loop with lotsa scrambling (some actually 5th class) and a bit of wetness, which we rather enjoyed. The Royal Arch was pretty cool, but Elves Chasm was the best! Wish we could of spent a day there. Probably the most arduous trip I've done although not terribly difficult. Loved it!
Great 5 day trip hitting both Elves Chasm and Royal Arch. Even got a short boat ride! Here is the TR
A 5 day trip in the canyon. Read about it here: