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Hamblin and Jacal, NV
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Hamblin and Jacal, NV 
Hamblin and Jacal, NV
 
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.86 Miles 1,502 AEG
Hiking7.86 Miles   5 Hrs   50 Mns   1.56 mph
1,502 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
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I figured these two peaks would be kid friendly, at least for older kids. We headed south from the parking area, dropping into the wash. Easy to follow which wash to stay in, plus there were plenty of footprints to follow. The cottonwoods at Cottonwood Spring are gone—washed downstream. The kids were able to scramble up the large rock there, so no detour was necessary, but there is an obvious bypass on the right.

Continuing southeast in the wash, the geology gets more interesting and the kids were having fun looking at all the rocks. At about 1.6 miles, two washes merge, we stayed right to continue on the correct upstream path. Again, around 2 miles, two washes meet, and we took a hard right, which was cairned, to stay on track.

The hike started to get steeper in this wash, which had occasional cairns, plus a distinct path in most places. At the end, it climbed steeply up to a saddle, then turned left while we followed the trail to the next wash, where we headed south/southeast into that wash. Steeper again while we headed up, then there is one more little scramble which the kids were able to easily negotiate. Shortly after that, we switchbacked up to the saddle. From here on, the views in all directions were great.

We chose to visit Hamblin first. The trail was steep and loose in places, but the kids were fine. The last 50’ to Hamblin is a scramble with some steep dropoffs, so the kids stopped about halfway through that. I took some pics from the top, then we headed back down to the saddle and over to Jacal. There’s a faint use trail that follows the ridge up to Jacal, very straightforward, and the kids liked it. Tons of bighorn evidence, but we never saw any, probably due to all the noise our group was making.

The hike back down was easy as we retraced our steps. Nobody fell down any of the short scrambles. We only saw one other group of hikers all day, and had the area to ourselves the rest of the time. A little warm at times, but not terrible. Fun hike with the kids.
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