|Hiking||6.70 Miles|| 5 Hrs 30 Mns || ||1.22 mph|
|1,135 ft AEG|| || || |
I liked this hike. I drove up to Kingman to meet my cousin who was staying at Lake Havasu. Her and her boyfriend followed me up to the Hot Springs TH. Blue skies and perfect weather accompanied us the whole way. White Rock Canyon is an easy walk down a sandy wash. We spooked a group of 12 big horn sheep within the first 1/2 mile. They gave themselves about 75 yards space and then watched us from a distance. As we continued on, the canyon started to slot up and the surrounding walls got taller and taller. There is a bolted sport route for climbing near the beginning of the slot.
After reaching the Colorado River, we headed over to the Hot Springs in the next canyon (Ringbolt Canyon?), we continued on up that canyon to finish the loop. I found this canyon much more interesting with better slots, petroglyphs, running water, and a bit more challenging. At one point a slotted part of the canyon ended at a 15 foot vertical wall. My cousin and her boyfriend backtracked to a bouldery scramble on the left...I climbed the wall. Downclimbing this route would have been a bit trickier. Once up the wall, we found ourselves back in a wide open sandy wash which opened up into dry desolate desert the rest of the way.
|This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.|