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Feb 06 2011
autumnstars
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 Joined Jan 04 2011
 Las Vegas, NV
Lovell Slot CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2011
autumnstars
Hiking14.00 Miles 534 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
534 ft AEG
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Today was a great hiking day, with a high around 65/70. Decided to do a bit of exploring by hiking up past the Anniversary Narrows. Little did I realize Lovell Wash continues up and up (the direction I picked went all the way to the Muddy Mountains), but I had to turn around when I was about 2/3 down on water.
Quite enjoyable, with many different rock formations and types - the geology was simply fascinating. Two dry falls to negotiate, but both were easy. Also, had a pair of Phainopepla chase me about 100 m up the wash - funny little buggers.
Next time, I'll have to take more water so I can continue exploring.

N.B.: After looking at a map some more, I likely hiked more like 14 miles. Well, I was never good with estimating distance.
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Jan 09 2011
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Lovell Slot CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2011
autumnstars
Hiking5.00 Miles 534 AEG
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534 ft AEG
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This was a most enjoyable hike close to home.

After all the winter rain, the road to the trailhead was completely washed out, so we had to park just off Northshore Road and hike from there. It was easy enough to hike along the road, passing remnants of the mining past, until you drop into Lovell Wash. From that point most of the way through the narrows, there was water flowing in the wash bottom, which added an unusual touch to this normally dry hike. Some of the rock in the walls looks like (I kid you not) bacon.
We saw 2 large groups of people, but they were headed out just as we headed in, so we had the place to ourselves. Although the narrows are short, this is a very worth-while day hike. You can continue as far as you want beyond the narrows. You could make this a backpack trip by just hiking until you feel like camping.
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Dec 24 2009
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 Joined Feb 12 2002
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Lovell Slot CanyonVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Canyoneering avatar Dec 24 2009
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Canyoneering6.50 Miles 534 AEG
Canyoneering6.50 Miles   4 Hrs      1.63 mph
534 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
 
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After being inspired by a Cirque Du Soleil performance I set out to do my own acrobatics. A very rewarding day. Saw no one else on the trail.
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average hiking speed 1.63 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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