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Black Can Overlook & Liberty Bell Arch, AZ
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Black Can Overlook & Liberty Bell Arch, AZ 
Black Can Overlook & Liberty Bell Arch, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2012
wildvagabond
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   5 Hrs      1.10 mph
1,100 ft AEG
 
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Liberty Bell Arch Via White Rock Canyon, and BC Overlook

I'm returning from the BC Overlook into the captive Colorado, clear and languid, it rolls along hemmed in by ebony gutters, freshly released from the Lake Mead impoundment and sewage pond, when, humm, something moves near the Liberty Arch buttress. I pause. A deer? An ear of a dear? No, the ungulate dashes straight up a naked rock chute. A Bighorn Sheep ewe. Rock dancer.

I turn my attention back to the arch, noting that the highway on stilts can be seen a few miles up-canyon.

It's been a most excellent break from the drive. I pulled off at MP (mile post) 4 on Highway 93, nearly to Nevada, and park, then walk back under the road and into the rolling tortured terrain of buffy and black rocks. The canyon narrows and, I believe, drops to access Arizona Hot Springs. I peel off this route and roll past an unusual ore boat - near an abandoned magnesium mine on my way to the arch and overlook.

TO TRAILHEAD: Drive to MP (Mile Post) 4 of Hwy 93 and park at the new TH. That's 4 miles from the AZ/NV border.
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