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White Tank West 1908', AZ
mini location map2015-01-30
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White Tank West 1908', AZ 
White Tank West 1908', AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2015
Barrett
Hiking5.10 Miles 745 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   3 Hrs   42 Mns   1.70 mph
745 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
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Having seen some interesting alcoves on the side of 1908' on my Barry Goldwater bag with SpiderLegs, the rain forecast tipped the scales for a day off work to play in the rain. :D
Parked at the road washout 45 minutes before dawn and proceeded on foot across the flats, enjoying the petrichor and creosote released by the soft spritz.
Ascended 1908' from the south, it's geology similar to 1982' - a wild mass of molten forms that surprise you with every turn. I'm getting nowhere with the geologic surveys, but hope to get it figured out before writing a description for this amazing area. Whatever it is, it rocks. Solid, chock full of holds, and obviously prone to both alcoves and arches. :)
Following the formations snaking ridge, I found at least 2 dozen recesses large enough to provide shelter from rain, along with half a dozen arches and windows.
The low clouds and fog drifted by above and below, birdsong and raindrops in a 360 degree minimalist symphony as I took a break out of the drizzle before completing the ridge and following the eastern base around to complete my lasso.
The fog reduced visibility to about 300 yards on the way back, so I got a chance to rely on compass alone for the 2.5 mile return across the flats. A little bit off, but otherwise a perfect ending to a perfect hike. One more trip for the stuff between 1982' and 1908', and I'll have enough info to put something together for other HAZzers to enjoy this White Tank geologic anomaly.
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