Saturday, January 29, 2011
Anniversary Narrows Photo Essay - 1/29/11
Forty- five of the Around the Bend Friends travelled up Northshore Road out at Lake Mead, today, to mile marker 16. This is the trailhead for Anniversary Mine and Narrows. Because of a washed out road, we began the hike from Hwy 167 and hiked the dirt approach road. Reaching the main wash, we divided into two groups. One group hiked up the hill to the old mining camp foundation. The other group hiked on up the wash to wait for the first group where they would come back down.
Together again, we hiked up the wash to the Narrows and enjoyed one of the most beautiful slot canyons around. The photos below show some of the canyon which is about 1/3 of a mile long. There were photo opportunities at every turn showing how water has carved out the slot. This is a major wash which feeds into the slot and rainwater continues to sculpt the sandstone and gypsum veined with copper.
After taking our lunch break at the cold end of the slot, we hiked back through and returned to the cars via the main wash all the way to the highway. At the road, it was necessary to hike down the road for about a quarter mile to MM16.
This elevation chart reflects the hike today without the hike up to the camp foundation.