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PostMon Dec 28, 2020 10:44 am 
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Too much to describe.  I am gonna let maps and pic annotations tell the story.

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
Crystal Wash crop
Peak 5590 for later, petroglyphs at right
Peak 5590 for later, petroglyphs at right
moving on in a loop
moving on in a loop
Peak 5195' next
Peak 5195' next
View north from Peak 5195'
View north from Peak 5195'
Fun looking N. Ridge of Peak 5590'
Fun looking N. Ridge of Peak 5590'
some scrambling ahead
some scrambling ahead
Class 3 limestone steps
Class 3 limestone steps
Across Pahranagat Valley at Mt Irish
Across Pahranagat Valley at Mt Irish
Good company, albeit minimal
Good company, albeit minimal
Back into Crystal Wash
Back into Crystal Wash
the Monzonite boulder field of Crystal
the Monzonite boulder field of Crystal
says entrance to narrows
says entrance to narrows
art
art
art on boulders
art on boulders
art
art
art
art
unusual row of anthropomorphs
unusual row of anthropomorphs
snake
snake

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

Delamar Lake
Delamar Lake
Delamar Dry lake morning
Delamar Dry lake morning
Delamar Dry lake morning, S. Pahroc Range
Delamar Dry lake morning, S. Pahroc Range
Yum, J-trees
Yum, J-trees
Up tp Peak 5400' first, lake overlook
Up tp Peak 5400' first, lake overlook
Lake overlook!
Lake overlook!
hint of Upper Pahranagat Lake
hint of Upper Pahranagat Lake
Badger Mountain looms over valley
Badger Mountain looms over valley
NE Ridge scrambling
NE Ridge scrambling
good scrambling
good scrambling
the descent of Peak 5400'
the descent of Peak 5400'
To Peak 4835' next
To Peak 4835' next
from there
from there
more trees
more trees
departing area of great joshua tree forest
departing area of great joshua tree forest
back across Delamar Lake
back across Delamar Lake
Everyone should walk across a dry lake, once.
Everyone should walk across a dry lake, once.
petros, public site (on topo)
petros, public site (on topo)
Atop Black Point, an area of importance
Atop Black Point, an area of importance

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

MtIrishShamansKnob
MtIrishShamansKnob
Shaman Knob
Shaman Knob
Shaman detail
Shaman detail
Headed up
Headed up
Strange quartz nodes
Strange quartz nodes
high on the mountain find
high on the mountain find
Ridge to run
Ridge to run
Toward Peak 7536'
Toward Peak 7536'
View east
View east
Good company
Good company
Long fun east ridge descent
Long fun east ridge descent
Went up over there
Went up over there
east ridge
east ridge
headed down
headed down
Pahranagat Man
Pahranagat Man
lovely abstract
lovely abstract
curvy
curvy
Petroglyphs
Petroglyphs
Random art
Random art
Pahranagat Lake AM
Pahranagat Lake AM
Heron dawn
Heron dawn
Drive by mtn range
Drive by mtn range

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

DNWRCowCampRD
DNWRCowCampRD
Bob Burd named "Cow Camp Mountain"
Bob Burd named "Cow Camp Mountain"
Corn Creek Range
Corn Creek Range
On Cow Camp Mountain
On Cow Camp Mountain
Picture Canyon mouth
Picture Canyon mouth
sun over joshua trees
sun over joshua trees
J-trees sunset
J-trees sunset
Last light
Last light
evening in the Mojave Desert
evening in the Mojave Desert
Peak 5454 looks fun
Peak 5454 looks fun
scrambling
scrambling
great limestone
great limestone
looking back at Cow Camp Mountain
looking back at Cow Camp Mountain
thrusted range
thrusted range
same old....
same old....
traverse the white ledge
traverse the white ledge
looking back
looking back
descent off Peak 5454 (center)
descent off Peak 5454 (center)
Last one
Last one
Famous MacLeod/Lilley
Famous MacLeod/Lilley
Sheep Range
Sheep Range
could be fine scrambling
could be fine scrambling
buttress looks great!
buttress looks great!
great climbing
great climbing
fine rock SW Ridge Wagon Gap Peak
fine rock SW Ridge Wagon Gap Peak
heading back
heading back
Toward Picture Canyon
Toward Picture Canyon
Mouth Picture canyon6
Mouth Picture canyon6
Picture Canyon narrows
Picture Canyon narrows
polish
polish
limestone narrows
limestone narrows
Open canyon and 1 Leaf Pinyon
Open canyon and 1 Leaf Pinyon
Upper Canyon
Upper Canyon
weather coming????
weather coming????
chockstone slot climb (bypassable)
chockstone slot climb (bypassable)
Last look at DWNR
Last look at DWNR

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)

Red and Black
Red and Black
Trails
Trails
toward Red Mountain summit
toward Red Mountain summit
Black Mtn next
Black Mtn next
City below trail
City below trail
scrambling on crest
scrambling on crest
time to turn back
time to turn back
interp
interp
interp 2
interp 2
trail home
trail home

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PostMon Dec 28, 2020 5:48 pm 
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Good stuff, I'll be down there soon

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PostTue Dec 29, 2020 1:24 pm 
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I've been enjoying your photos. I was beginning to wonder if you were coming back.

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PostTue Dec 29, 2020 3:45 pm 
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Abert wrote:
I've been enjoying your photos. I was beginning to wonder if you were coming back.

It seemed to become a dry run for a retirement plan/strategy....

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