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Dec 10 2017
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Mount Nutt Wilderness AreaNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Hiking9.38 Miles 2,067 AEG
Hiking9.38 Miles   8 Hrs   1 Min   1.34 mph
2,067 ft AEG   1 Hour   2 Mns Break
 
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(Edited my mistakes): This is quite a hike, to the Nutt benchmark, which turns out is not the named Mount Nutt. However, this benchmark peak that we climbed is higher than Mount Nutt. It isn't much to look at from a distance. A friend of mine had been there before and was leading us. When she pointed out a small knob amongst the spectacular rocky pyramids I couldn't believe that was the high point. But it is.

There is a well-defined burro trail for much of the way if you start at Sitgreaves Pass, which is just up the hill from Oatman. It really helps the hike if you can stay on this trail most of the time. That is, until you get to the higher, rockier areas. In general, though, it would be considered a rocky off-trail hike with some route-finding. This is the kind of hiking I have been wanting to get back to, ever since my foot problems have dramatically improved.

From the top we could see Lake Havasu and Lake Mohave. Many, many mountain ranges can be seen in California, in Arizona and in Nevada. Also, spectacular Cottonwood Canyon was below us for much of the hike.

Another hiker, Scott Peavy, who has been on HAZ in the past (azpeavy) came up, seemingly out of nowhere, from Golden Valley, and accompanied us to the top. I think some of the HAZ people will remember hiking with him.

The hikers' register included some pretty well-known Arizona hiker names from years past: Bob Packard, J.D. Green, Andy Martin, Mark Nichols, John Klein. The register dated back at least 17 or 18 years. Just the kind that is fun to read.

Glad to be back hiking to the tops of mountains.


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Cottonwood Canyon Sitgreaves Pass
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Thumb Butte - Black Mountains, AZ 
Thumb Butte - Black Mountains, AZ
 
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Hiking3.00 Miles 600 AEG
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Mileage and elevation gain estimated because I stupidly forgot to turn on my GPS, or accidentally turned it off. Rough off-trail hiking. Can be very steep, with loose shale. Great views of Thumb Butte. I believe it can be climbed only with hardware and ropes. (This is the very prominent "finger" you see when driving between Bullhead and Golden Valley on Highway 68.) Saw some burros. Saw plenty of evidence of bighorns, but no sightings. I'm told they are pretty commonly seen in the area.

The Black Mountains range is a lot longer than most of the local ranges, and there are seemingly endless opportunities for exploration. Lots of Jeep roads to access it. I will link to Mount Nutt Wilderness, although we didn't quite reach the wilderness boundary.
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Mount Nutt Wilderness AreaNorthwest, AZ
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Hiking6.04 Miles 674 AEG
Hiking6.04 Miles   4 Hrs   24 Mns   1.66 mph
674 ft AEG      46 Mns Break
 
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This is an amazing place. A nice hike up Cottonwood Canyon with a fun outdoor group from Bullhead. This was billed as "exploratory." So I hope we go back to climb Mt. Nutt. I was so surprised to see the water and the little waterfalls.

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