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2/24/2018
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We started out trying to include the Gasp in this hike. But I underestimated a wee bit distances and time. But it was a fun day a bit on the cool side. Started out at 7:30.
Going up, I was expecting more cactus. Wasnt too bad.
Final to Grunt

One of the two BM'S
Well the next jump is a 1200ft climb. Our goal was if we could reach McCain by 12:00 we would continue around to Gasp. But we fill short by about 250ft. I think now doing this loop would be like 10 miles. We pulled the plug at 3 miles and a +1750 gain.
On the way back we went down into the wash north of the Grunt BM. 800ft drop. We took the wrong hill to go down. Looked good from above but ended up really steep with a lot of loose rock. Few cactus though.
Looking back
Sandy wash out. This wash would be a better faster way to get Grunt, it would be step climb up. Took many photos of the route up to Gasp perhaps try that next week. Happy with the results, I'm in the mid 60's great day to be out.

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2/24/2018
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Nice area + tough hike! Keep it up. smile
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2/25/2018
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Looks fun! Less cholla than I thought would be there. Did you find a register?
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2/25/2018
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tekewin wrote:
Looks fun! Less cholla than I thought would be there. Did you find a register?



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2/25/2018
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Wife found 3 mylars, one took 30 minutes for her to snag.

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2/25/2018
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Thanks for the register shot. I was wondering if it was still there since other people reported seeing it. 30 minutes for a mylar? That's dedication.
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2/25/2018
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tekewin wrote:
Thanks for the register shot. I was wondering if it was still there since other people reported seeing it. 30 minutes for a mylar? That's dedication.

Yeah slowed us down. We messed around too much. More of a journey than a mission. Heres a shot looking down at the Grunt area from about 2500ft elevation.


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2/26/2018
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Looks fun....!
Was definitely a nice weekend to be out in the desert....seemed super busy with lots of people.

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2/28/2018
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Grunt is a great name for that bench mark. I see surveyors have a sense of humor.
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3/1/2018
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Looks like a cool trip. Those ridges are tough.


rockhopper wrote:
Grunt is a great name for that bench mark. I see surveyors have a sense of humor.


I agree that area has the best benchmark names. Grunt, Gasp, Puff, Moan , Groan and Windy.

I might hit Puff soon.
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3/1/2018
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This weekend I'll try and get Gasp from the gorge. Else have a fun time trying.

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