Pahranagat, Desert NWR, and Arrow Canyon Range to start Nov. 2021 Desert time

John Morrow

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There's nothing particularly "to die for" or "bucket list" about Lincoln County Nevada. However, the mountains are endless, the basin valleys broad and loaded with prehistoric cultural evidence, interesting drylakes, and classic Mojave Desert flora, and bountiful springs bring birds and other life. Above all, it is seemingly empty of people once leaving pavement....perfect.

It is the shortest drive to the Mojave from my home so I like to start my trips there. I'll never run out of peaks to scramble, rock art to sleuth out, and vista campsites to locate.

Having only recently graduated from a sedan to a Forester, I am now beginning to explore more of Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge it is, and I chose to hike and scramble around an unnamed set of mountains in view of a large dune and dry lake complex for day one. If anyone wants, I can add maps.


Starting the bajada walk
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limestone scrambling ahead
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Endless mountains: Over there next
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more fossils
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Sheep Range beyond
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lake
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nothing to be found
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On my second day I headed for Delamar Dry Lake and the spine of Black Point, searching for rock art and scrambling points on some fun limestone and tuff.


Delamar Dry lake
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terrain
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high point, Delamar Dry lake distant
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look back at peak 1
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JTrees and lake
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sunset at Black Point
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On day 3 I started for Vegas area to eventually pick up my friend Lori at MacCarran. I stopped to a loop hike in the southern Arrow Canyon Range enroute.


Mount of Caves for loop return
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rock garden
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lots of this Class 3
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Arrow Canyon Range (view N)
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start of long south ridge run
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descent off of Painted Prow south ridge
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Limestone layers
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Short but fine Class 4 buttress
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NW Ridge descent
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look back at Painted Prow route
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Happy to share any scrambling info if asked.


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Reef&Ruins

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Awesome! Will a later installment include/be about Mojave Preserve? Or are ya headed towards Lake Mead?
 

napatony13

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There's nothing particularly "to die for" or "bucket list" about Lincoln County Nevada. However, the mountains are endless, the basin valleys broad and loaded with prehistoric cultural evidence, interesting drylakes, and classic Mojave Desert flora, and bountiful springs bring birds and other life. Above all, it is seemingly
empty of people once leaving pavement....perfect.
Nice photos, I really enjoy seeing the rock art. I did the Arrow Canyon hike this past Winter and then headed up and did a quick pass thru the Shooting Gallery. As you said, it was quite empty of other people.
 
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