Arch Mountain High Point, Lake Mead Area, Arizona

A "trailless" 13.6-mile (round trip) hike, which starts at Bonelli Landing.

January 23, 2008


00Goal for today

01Entering Lake Mead Area

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04Good dirt road in

05Fork in the road

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07Unofficial Trailhead

08At the trailhead

09Great views await

10Arch Mtn and Lake Mead

10At the lake

11Close up of Guardian Peak

12Pyramid and Booth close up

13At the lake

14

15It is getting windy

16View of the goal

17Time to go

18Start of a long day

19Pyramid and Booth

20Pyramid Peak

21Booth Pinnacle

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23Lots of clam shells around

24Vistas

25Skeleton Weed

26Rock Nettle

27The approach

28It was worth looking back

29Burros

30Burros

31Moving on

32Bonelli Peak view

33Pyramid and Booth view

34Approach continues

35Another look back at Bonelli

36Thirsty Earth

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38Shoreline walk continues

39Leaving the shoreline

40Heading towards the saddle

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44On wildlife path

45 I see wildlife

46More Wild Burros ahead

47Wild Burros ahead

48Burro Family

49Mom and kid

50Maybe dad too

51Another young with mom

52Wild Burros of Arizona

53Two moms with kids

54Burros below Arch Mountain

56All five together

57One for all, and all for one

58Welcome to the slot

59In the slot

60

61Looking ahead

62Looking ahead

63Up to saddle

64Up to saddle

65To saddle

66Looking ahead

67Looking to the side

68Vistas looking back

69Up to saddle

70Vistas looking back

71Barrel Cactus

72Summit comes to view from up here

73To ridgeline

74To ridgeline