Sorry about the last post. Most people didn’t get the post published email. I posted “a sorry for the inconvenience” and that seemed to send out an email…I don’t think I did anything to correct the issue…
There are so many hikes around Nevada and having great hike leader and finders makes it so much fun.
Great people to hike with and so much experience makes the hike a lot more fun.
We were lucky as it had rained quite hard the day before and it was supposed to rain again later this day. A sunny start is always a good sign.
There were a few wrecks along the first part of the route. Even at the start there was a recent wreck from someone not being able to negotiate the corner at the bottom of a hill.
Even on challenging trails it’s important to make sure to stop and enjoy the scenery. After all that is why we hike isn’t it?
The start of this hike is a lovely and easy downhill. It changes! The rocks and more difficult parts come up soon.
Someone was kind enough to leave ropes and as in the above case someone cut some steps into the rock….not all of them were this easy!
As we worked our way down the trail we started to see more water and behind some rocks was the above pool. Putting a hand it revealed that it was warm but not hot. A quiet place for those who know where it is.
It was a very challenging hike. The ropes became older and more frayed as well the climbs more challenging thus the bruising increased. I didn’t find some of them until a couple of days later wondering why the top of a knee hurt…big scrape. But it was well worth it to make it to the hot springs….there were quite a few people there…thus no photos of the pools themselves. They are good and hot. This is across the river from the Arizona Hot springs which we did a different year.
It was so interesting to see the ducks into the hot water. There was one, not a mallard, in the river proper and didn’t seem to even wan to get into the outflow from the hot spring.
The hike down was challenging – the hike up was more so but differently.
As we started out climb out…we saw this alternate path…I would want tie off ropes before I even try that. But it would be interesting. Like most hikes we’ve been on in this area…a stop at Burger Pit in Boulder City for a late lunch! After lunch and as we arrived in the driveway the rain started and it came down quite hard for many hours after. We were lucky!
This hike was a big change from the last one. Gentle and relaxing the Peak 3844 trail but it was too windy for us to go to the peak.
Tammie and Jim took me on this great relaxing hike. So pretty and a good recovery hike from Gold Strike.
This is a cool spot where someone had made a wonderful seating area with a table and a great chair as well as benches to sit on.
The plant life and how hard the ground is while they all grow; love it!
This was just the right hike for today! It was a cool and windy morning. An easy hike without too much up and down and some great desert scenery.
I am going to leave the area and the panic from this virus is making me more nervous than the virus itself. Shopping has become an adventure with the crowding and the silly level of people buying up all the toilet paper. I am not sure where I will end up but I think cutting this trip short many be better as more people are heading home.