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Fortification HillNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2017
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.85 Miles 1,454 AEG
Hiking3.85 Miles   2 Hrs   22 Mns   1.89 mph
1,454 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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LindaAnn
great choice for a hike on the way home from las vegas
linda kindly took the time to stop near the dam so we could walk over the new bridge
cool to see the dam workings with the lake above
drove up a good dirt road to the trailhead, with another quick stop at the edge of lake mead
all new territory for me
fortification hill is more of a butte situated almost 1500 feet above
we took the ridgeline up
steep ascent right off, and even steeper from halfway until the base of the butte
a cool little scramble to get up on top
another half mile or so along the edge to get to the high point
this reminded us a little bit of table top
outstanding views from the summit
lake mead, las vegas, the snow-capped mountains to the west, and interesting geological features all around
spent a good 20 minutes up there admiring the scenery
a bit of a scree slide on the way down, but not bad
linda lent me one of her poles, which helped tremendously, and i would recommend taking one
we cut down to the wash on the way down
good to see the official trail, but i liked the views from the ridgeline better
another great choice, linda, and thanks for being willing to do it again so soon
i'm leaving out monday's main event
saving the best for last :)
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