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Date Monday  4/22/2013
Group State CMC
Event Title Llama Trip in Tsegi Canyon, Arizona
Status Approved
Leader Carol Kurt
Member Price $1,553.00
Non-member Price $1,553.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Outings

Location

Kayenta, AZ 

For more info Contact

For more information or to register for the trip, contact Carol Kurt at kurtskarma@aol.com or phone (H)970-925-6648 or (C)970-948-6412



Details

We will hike with day packs and llamas will carry the camp gear. The guides will do the cooking. We will have a base camp which we will reach the first day after hiking 8 miles and gaining 1200 feet and we will do day trips out of that camp.


We will meet in Kayenta, AZ on April 22 and be guided to our base camp which offers impressive views of the Four Corners area as well as Monument Valley along the way. We will see secret ruins in good condition that our Indian guide knows. Camp will be at the mouth of Bat Women House Canyon. We will see such ruins as Twin Caves, Bat Women House, Lolamai ruin, and other unnamed cliff dwellings.

The first day will be a hike of 8 miles and 1200 feet elevation gain. The remaining days will be hikes of 5-8 miles moving quickly along the creek. The trip will end with a traditional Navajo dinner waiting for us at the guide’s aunt’s Hogan, or traditional Navajo house.
Participants will see ancient ruins in mostly pristine condition with interpretation by a native American and will also get first hand experience with his reservation.

The highlights of this trip are all the large cliff dwellings, many of which are in really good condition. This is a very remote system of canyons that only the local Navajos know how to get into. We may see other Navajos in the canyon but no one else! It kind of feels like Canyon De Chelly without all the tourists. The canyon itself is very large and scenic.


The cost is $1553 and includes 3 guides for hiking and explaining the ruins, all meals prepared by guides from lunch on day 1 through dinner on day 5, llamas carrying our equipment and tips for the guides. Tents, sleeping bags, and pads are also included if desired.


The hiking is rated B-level with minimal water crossings and good walking conditions.


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