Tall Tales From The Field

Never Going Back To Toroweap

For the second time in two trips, I and some friends encounter vehicle issues at the very remote Toroweap section of Grand Canyon National Park. The park service ranger told us it would cost 800 to $1,000 to get towed out of there. My Ford Ranger just stopped running 55 miles from the nearest paved road. My friend’s Subaru got a flat tire so we had to hike the last 3 miles to get to the edge. It was all worth it as the photos show.  My Ranger had a fuel pump issue but Ranger Todd found in the manual that there is a fuel pump reset switch under the passenger side dash.

 

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11 responses

  1. Even though you had car trouble, I’m glad you went because the photos are amazing. Although that last one gives me the creeps even knowing it’s not real. 🙂

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    October 30, 2017 at 1:22 PM

  2. Great photos. So did you both have to get towed?

    Have you been to Blue Canyon on Hopi land? I was reading about and it looks beautiful but visitors warned about getting stuck in sand.

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    October 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    • I was at Blue Canyon 4 years ago. Thanks for reminding me to go back again. Thankfully, both of us didn’t need a tow. We hit the fuel pump reset switch(Not sure why there is a rest switch or why the fuel pump went out) and the Ranger started right up and my friend fixed his flat and drove very carefully the rest of the way.

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      October 31, 2017 at 5:02 PM

      • Good to hear. So did you have stuck in sand issues at Blue Canyon? I read that you do need a Hopi guide and permission and that sometimes the guide doesn’t know how to get there, so be sure to have your own directions.

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        October 31, 2017 at 5:13 PM

      • The first time I went out there, there was no one around. It was winter. I don’t remember any sand issues.Not sure about a guide. I ended up that day at Coalmine Canyon which is a very cool place as well.

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        October 31, 2017 at 9:52 PM

  3. But you’re right — these are terrific pictures!!!

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    October 30, 2017 at 5:41 PM

  4. Ok

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    เมื่อ 31 ต.ค. 2017 02:35 “dawn2dawn photography” เขียนว่า

    Michael Andrew Just posted: “For the second time in two trips, I and some friends encounter vehicle issues at the very remote Toroweap section of Grand Canyon National Park. The park service ranger told us it would cost 800 to $1,000 to get towed out of there. My Ford Ranger just sto”

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    October 30, 2017 at 6:47 PM

  5. I like the lying down pic. That would be me.

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    October 30, 2017 at 7:40 PM

  6. Leave the best for last!:)

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    November 1, 2017 at 7:56 PM

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