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PostThu Nov 28, 2019 10:39 am 
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Lake Mead National Recreation Area southern boundary.

These are a few of my favorite things: summits, water polished canyon narrows, and rock art panels.

I met David for at least one day as we decided on a loop hike along the rim of Hiko Springs Canyon at the south end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area to connect three peaks in the Courtney Purcell Guidebook: Hiko Point, Center Benchmark, and Conical Peak.

Cholla forest below Center Benchmark.
Cholla forest below Center Benchmark.
Conical Peak in distance
Conical Peak in distance
Back at Hiko Point with Spirit Mtn behind
Back at Hiko Point with Spirit Mtn behind
Dead Mountains Wilderness in distance
Dead Mountains Wilderness in distance

After the summits we dropped into an unnamed canyon where we exited to the north to connect to Hiko Springs lower canyon narrows. Delighted, we learned that Class 3 scrambling would get us through the entire canyon through a beautiful stretch of water polished granite narrows. Rock art at both ends completed the day.

Unnamed canyon to south of Hiko:

Unnamed canyon descent (south of Hiko)
Unnamed canyon descent (south of Hiko)
unnamed canyon floor
unnamed canyon floor

Dropping in and finishing Hiko Canyon:

Over to Hiko Canyon
Over to Hiko Canyon
Can we get through that?
Can we get through that?
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows end
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows end
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
pools in narrows
pools in narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon narrows
Hiko Springs Canyon
Hiko Springs Canyon
Hiko Springs Canyon
Hiko Springs Canyon
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
petroglyphs
petroglyphs

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John Morrow wrote:
we learned that Class 3 scrambling would get us through the entire canyon

Up one and hoping to get down another...got hung up and ran out of water one time doing that in the Cady Mountains and haven't tried it since!   uhoh.gif

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