|Early View from the Grand Circle Trail|
|Shadows on the Grand Circle|
|Hiking the old Road to Pahrump|
|Resting before the Final Climb before Break|
Next, we started the descent by hiking down the dirt road that led to the trailhead. The three miles that followed would take us across the top end of the canyon floor as we climbed and dropped through a series of undulating hills. Two more Scenic Loop crossings were within these three miles.
|The Second of Four Road Crossings|
|Landmark Juniper and Tall Cairn|
We had wonderful views of Turtlehead Peak and distant views of the Calico Hills. We could see the Visitor Center some distance away. And, the escarpment rose behind us.
|Nearing Sandstone Quarry|
|Meadow near the Calico Hills|
|Starting Along the Calico Hills|
|Approaching Calico II|
12 miles; 1900 feet (total) elevation gain; 4.75 hours
|Leaving Calico I|
|Hiking the Last Half Mile to the Fee Booth|