username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Nankoweap Butte
4 Photosets

2021-03-16  
2021-03-16  
2018-04-28  
2013-09-21  
mini location map2013-09-21
10 by photographer avatarBobP
photographer avatar
 
Nankoweap ButteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Sep 21 2013
BobP
Hike & Climb3.70 Miles 2,095 AEG
Hike & Climb3.70 Miles
2,095 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Kinkuuipi is a Paiute word (or is it Piute) meaning Indians or people killed, in honor of Paiutes killed at Big Saddle or is it Place Where Two Tribes Fought or is it Place That Echoes or singing and echoing. To me, Nankoweap (the translated word) means place of beauty. Although, I tested the echo theory and it passed.

Nankoweap Butte is also a thing of beauty. Its rugged Sixty mile formation cap (which is part of the Chuar group) blends nicely into the ridgeline as seen from the Nanko creek below our camp. The fact that its 60 Mile also makes it late Pre-Cambrian. The geology is truly stunning and complex with Grey and maroon Galeros mudston where fossils can be found hanging out and a sea of sand where water once ruled. Layers of time and wholes drilled by geology dudes can be had on this hike.

I started up the drainage not far from where I dropped my pack. Next the drainage split and I took the direct route thru the grassy knoll. A rattling noise made me remember where I was and my hiking stick was used to continue to make noise. The direct route is about 1.6 miles and over 2k gain but it bypasses some sandy ridgeline. I also knew I was going to take a round about way back so it worked well. About 500 feet from the top, the rains came and it was a welcomed pleasure. Even though, it hurt at times the cooling effect overruled it. There is a little scramble at the top but nothing to bad and no exposure. The 360 degree views were amazing. The zagnut bar formation was one of my favorites.

The hike down I took a round about way and passed a spring and some salty water. The climbing was fun and none too dangerous. The bouldering was a nice reprieve from sand skiing. Awesome adventure and the company was top notch
Culture
Culture
Cag Shot HAZ Food
_____________________
https://www.seeitourway.org
Always pronounce Egeszsegedre properly......
If you like this triplog you must be a friend of BrunoP
HAZ Member
BobP's
419 Photosets

  2014-02-20
  2014-02-09
  2014-02-07
  2014-02-07
  2014-02-07
  2014-02-01
  2014-01-19
  2014-01-18
  2014-01-17
  2014-01-10
  2013-12-28
  2013-12-20
  2013-11-27
  2013-11-24
  2013-10-31
  2013-10-25
  2013-09-28
  2013-09-22
  2013-09-21
  2013-09-21
1 ... 5,  6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11 ... 21  
helpcommentissue

end of page marker