1. westy

    Delamar Mountains. Again.

    If it wasn't so nice I wouldn't go. But this is one of my favorite areas in all the Mojave (?). Actually, the range's crest forms part of the Great Basin Divide. I started on Kane springs road, then the next left after Willow Springs turn off I took an unnamed good dirt, to rough and rocky...
  2. fossana

    Ruby Crest Trail (Ruby Mountains Wilderness)

    Intro The Ruby Crest Trail has been on my backlog for a few years. Logistically, it's somewhat of pain since the Ruby Mountains aren't close to any major city and the point-to-point trail requires a shuttle (unless you're willing to do a 70 mile out-and-back). I wasn't sure it would happen...
  3. westy

    McCullough Range

    It has been a windy, rainy, cold start to the year so far. Makes for some GREAT visuals, but hiking is a mixed bag depending on exposure, although I was fortunate enough that there was plenty of sheltered hiking this day. I ran the dirt roads til I found just the right spot to start wandering...
  4. westy

    Sloan Canyon NCA

    What a nice day ! Warm, mixed sky, light wind. Perfect. Headed in on the Quo Vadis Mine Road til it topped out, then put boots to earth for a short jaunt up. I had wanted to make it out to the high point in frame upper left, but after some really enjoyable easy walking and spicy...
  5. Nick

    Gold Butte x2

    I still have some trip reports to post from 2018, but I'm going to try to keep up better on them this year and this one's easy, so here it goes. This is actually a combo of two trips to Gold Butte. The first was 4 nights at the end of December over New Years Eve, and the second was a shorter...
  6. Yvonne

    Gold Butte Campout, February 2016

    Gold Butte Campout, February 2016 Like every year on President’s Day weekend, I headed out again to Southern Nevada to camp and explore in the Gold Butte area, now a national monument. The entire area is a true gem and so close to home in St. George that I really enjoy my weekends of...
  7. Jenessa

    Ruby Dome

    Ruby Dome is the highest point in Elko County, where I live, at 11,392 feet. We had been talking about hiking to the top of it with some friends, and in September we had a free weekend so we decided to turn it into a backpacking trip. I had attempted it in a single day many years ago and...
  8. Dave

    La Muerte & El Fuego

    The tale of two valleys: death and fire. Like a million other gullible tourists, I perked up to the talk of a superbloom this spring in Death Valley National Park. The park started promoting the wildflower situation with a video that made the rounds in February. Then every news site in...
  9. Red Rock Rangers

    Great Basin National Park

    I just got home from three solid days at Great Basin National Park -- my 30th National Park! Great Basin is one of the least-visited National Parks in the Lower-48. This might have something to do with the fact that 'Great Basin' usually brings to mind bleak deserts and dry hills. Sure, a lot...
  10. Scott Chandler

    Anniversary Narrows

    02/15/2015 It's been a while since I had gone out and done some exploring. Sickness, trip to SLC, more sick... it has been ridiculous. So finally I got off my butt and went to a spot I have heard about. Two hours later I was cruising the north shore road in the Lake Mead NRA. I decided I...
  11. steve

    Backpacking Great Basin NP

  12. Seldom Seen Anderson

    Valley of Fire

    For my birthday this year we ditched the kids and the wife and I went hiking all day! First time we have done that together in years. Initially I was thinking of trying walk in permits for Coyote Buttes South but with changing weather and wanting to see some sunshine we headed to Nevada and the...
  13. steve

    Backpacking Great Basin National Park - June 2014

    Backpacking Great Basin NP with @Mike K , @Miss Buffalo , and @Tess
  14. Scott Chandler

    5.3.14-The Fire Wave

    I had tickets to attend a concert down in Vegas but of course could not leave that as my only plan for the day. 100 degree temperatures just days after being in 50s up in SLC truncated my original plan to spend a day exploring Valley of Fire into an hour seeing "The Fire Wave." Despite the...
  15. Udink

    Gold Butte Region

    Our second day in southern Utah was spent in Nevada. :) Our group was very fashionably late to breakfast at Golden Corral in St. George where we met with a large group of geocachers for their annual event held the first weekend of March. We picked up some other people after breakfast and...
  16. Dave

    Great Basin NP, Aug. 31- Sept. 2 2013

    Late summer wind whipped the American flag into a mad fury. The bright banner snapped and cracked against itself like the clucking tongue of a disapproving parent. The folding and unfurling, the rising and settling of the cloth, sent shudders down the hollow metal pole. Standing below on...
  17. pixie1339

    Southern Nevada, March 2013, Part Two: Gold Butte Area

    When I mentioned in Part One that I felt like I was cooking at Valley Of Fire, I kind of was. I’d been diligent about reapplying sunscreen the day before, except that I was wearing capris and I forgot to do my legs.D’oh! My legs hadn’t seen the sun for a while, and I was a crispy critter. I...
  18. pixie1339

    Southern Nevada, March 2013, Part One: Valley Of Fire

    This will be the second trip report I’ve posted on BCP thus far, and I’m going to split it into two parts, so I guess that will make three. Part one will be from my visit to Valley Of Fire, and part two will be from the other side of Lake Mead, in the Gold Butte area. I’m going to try to get a...
  19. Christian

    Great Basin NP and Crystal Ball Cave, UT

    On Saturday my little brother and I headed down to Great Basin NP. Our first stop was the Lehman Caves. They are very impressive. If you go, get the 90 minute tour rather than the 30 or 60 minute tour. We got the 60 minute tour and it skipped a significant portion of the caves. The first room...
  20. Ericephoto

    Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park

    Wheeler Peak April 1-3, 2013 Last week my buddy Mark and I headed to Great Basin National Park to ski Wheeler Peak. The skies were stormy around Park City and the lightning show continued as we headed past Delta, into the middle of nowhere. Nobody goes to Wheeler Peak so the...

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