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Creek Running North
June 07, 2005
White Rock Canyon postscript
I wrote last month about my short hike in White Rock Canyon near Hoover Dam, which involved a fair amount of being thirsty and out of breath and feeling out of shape and wondering, as I lay on my back in a shady patch of sand, whether I was really cut out for the Grand Canyon hike I was going to start in two days.
It seemed like a fairly level hike, what with being on one long bed of sand and all. So imagine my surprise when I found this. That "mouth of canyon" to "trailhead" climb is the one that made me gasp. Nothing like what I'd be doing in the next few days, but I understand why it got to me now.
Man, I need a hike.
Posted by Chris Clarke at June 7, 2005 02:29 PM
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have you hiked whitney portal above lone pine? i think it must be 3000 feet in 2 miles? ok i exaggerate a bit. the saving grace is that home is downhill. these canyon hikes yer doing are upside down.Posted by: dread pirate roberts at June 7, 2005 09:06 PM
You mention sand ... if the surface of the trail was not solid you were doing a lot of extra work on top of the elevation change.Posted by: Desert Donkey at June 8, 2005 12:20 PM