N. Mojave Desert Rambles and Scrambles (start of 40 desert days) Nov. 14-20, 2020

John Morrow

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Too much to describe. I am gonna let maps and pic annotations tell the story. Full size maps are viewable in the "Full Album" link for each set.

Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
Delamar Mountains
Mount Irish Wilderness
Hiko Range
Desert National Wildlife Refuge


Pahranagat Country, Lincoln County NV. Known for its prolific rock art and beautiful mountains.

Nov 14th: Crystal Wash public rock art area and adjacent scrambles.


Crystal Wash crop
by John Morrow, on Flickr



Peak 5590 for later, petroglyphs at right
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Fun looking N. Ridge of Peak 5590'
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Across Pahranagat Valley at Mt Irish
by John Morrow, on Flickr


the Monzonite boulder field of Crystal
by John Morrow, on Flickr


art
by John Morrow, on Flickr


unusual row of anthropomorphs
by John Morrow, on Flickr

Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157716979813573/


Nov 15th: Delamar Dry Lake loop hike, scrambles, and art.


Delamar Lake
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Delamar Dry lake morning
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Yum, J-trees
by John Morrow, on Flickr


To Peak 4835' next
by John Morrow, on Flickr


more trees
by John Morrow, on Flickr


departing area of great joshua tree forest
by John Morrow, on Flickr


petros, public site (on topo)
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Atop Black Point, an area of importance
by John Morrow, on Flickr

Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157716979813573


Nov 16th: Mt Irish Wilderness with Shaman Knob Rock Art site (public).


MtIrishShamansKnob
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Shaman Knob
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Headed up
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Mt Irish in distance from Pk 7480
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Long fun east ridge descent
by John Morrow, on Flickr

Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157717026624848/




Nov 17-18th: Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Cow Camp Road area. Scrambling in the Corn Creek Range and a hike into Picture Canyon.


DNWRCowCampRD
by John Morrow, on Flickr


On Cow Camp Mountain
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Picture Canyon mouth
by John Morrow, on Flickr


sun over joshua trees
by John Morrow, on Flickr


looking back at Cow Camp Mountain
by John Morrow, on Flickr


heading back
by John Morrow, on Flickr


polish
by John Morrow, on Flickr


limestone narrows
by John Morrow, on Flickr

Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157717157418536/


Nov 20th: River Mountains Trail System, Boulder City NV.

A day of trail hikes to some summit scrambling. (No map, much out there on the web)


toward Red Mountain summit
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Black Mtn next
by John Morrow, on Flickr


time to turn back
by John Morrow, on Flickr


trail home
by John Morrow, on Flickr

Full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/albums/72157717157594966
 
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balzaccom

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Thanks for posting these. It took me a while to track down some of these locations...but you've given me lots of inspiration for future trips!

Excellent!
 

John Morrow

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Thanks for posting these. It took me a while to track down some of these locations...but you've given me lots of inspiration for future trips!

Excellent!
Thank you, balzaccom. If that is the case for anyone I can help zero folks into the locations. The maps are fairly pinpoint. I've been dealing with concerns over giving things "away" (according to some land managers, though I try to be sensitive about fragility). However, looking at summit registers in various Mojave locations....few people bother to go here!
John
 

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Beautiful views, it looks nice and quiet! Thanks for sharing, always lots of great inspiration John. Now... any critters to worry about at that time of the year? Just wondering what you saw on this trip? It's a bit more on our mind after the rattlesnake encounter this past trip plus seeing a scorpion crawl away from underneath my backpack last year.
 

John Morrow

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Beautiful views, it looks nice and quiet! Thanks for sharing, always lots of great inspiration John. Now... any critters to worry about at that time of the year? Just wondering what you saw on this trip? It's a bit more on our mind after the rattlesnake encounter this past trip plus seeing a scorpion crawl away from underneath my backpack last year.
Nothing in the way of creepy-crawlies or venomous teethy reptiles (hope to see a gila monster someday!). Just a tarantula, which seems like a pet up close. Temps were commonly in the 30's at night. I did have a coyote steal a pound of decaf coffee beans and a kit fox finish a tin of sardines while I wasn't looking. Lots of raptors.
 
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