Anniversary Narrows Peaks

Near Lake Mead, NV

Harlan W. S. & Christine S.
Jan 31 & Feb 3, 2007

 

Click on any small image below to see the larger version.

 

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Map with GPS tracks.  Blue shows the

route I took Jan 31.  Red shows the track

Christine and I took Feb 3 (8.6 miles).  The rest

of the LVMC group descended by

the green dashed line.

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On Jan 31, I climbed peak 1041m to get

this view of the prospective route

(the brown arrow at left).  I’m looking E

from the summit of 1041m.

Anniversary Narrows Peak is just

to the right of the saddle indicated by the

arrow.  Booth Pinannacle and Pyramid

are the sharp peaks in distance.

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Here we are Feb. 3, entering the wash.

 

 

 

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Now we enter the true narrows, and

travel upstream (N).

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Through the Narrows, we continue

N.

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Now we've cut E out of the wash.

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The group at the saddle; view S. 

The peak in the back is Anniversary

Narrows Peak.

 

 

 

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This view, ~SSE, shows part of

Bowl of Fire, and the steep E

slope of the saddle. Most of the group

will descend L (E) here.

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View NE from saddle, across

Bowl of Fire.

 

 

 

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View NE at the rest of group,

as Christine and I head up

the peak.

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Telephoto from near the top of

the ridge; part of the group circumvents

a cliff.

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Summit view, mainly S. Lake Mead

and Fortification Hill are at L; Peak 1041m

is at R.  In the distance and L of

Peak 1041m are Frenchman Mt. and

Lava Butte.

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View NNW at summit.  Muddy Peak is

the sharp summit at L.

 

 

 

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Overall, this was tougher route than the

direct descent of the saddle, but there

were no steep talus slopes to negotiate.

Christine has a bad back, and can't handle

very steep talus.

 

 

 

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Note the bizarre overhang.

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Chopper.  We are just below the dryfall

(see map).

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The bushes in the wash were covered

with grass and rocks; there must have

been a severe flood in the last year or so.