With a good buddy from Reno, NV. Pretty tough day. Steep trail.
Started at the Carney Spring TH on Peralta Trail, just before the Peralta TH, went up the use trail to the ridge. I was still debating if I was going to summit or just go for a hike along the ridge, but due to my late start (10:30) I decided that I wouldn't get very far on the ridge so decided to summit and then go down the Hieroglyphic Trail. It turned out to be almost 5 1/2 miles between the trailheads on the Lost Gold Mine Trail, but at least it was a loop hike rather than an out and back on the same trail.
A beautiful day hiking among the hoodoos of the Supes. Enjoyed every aspect of this hike, except the bashing my knee into a rock aspect.
Absolutely fantastic hike with outstanding views all along and some fun scrambling at the top. Very good trail with lots of cairns. Seems to be quite popular.
Hiked with surgent.
This was part of a 21 day hiking road-trip I did with Heather. We climbed it in the rain and fog from Heiroglyphic Canyon which was interesting. We only got off-route once. Other peaks we did on this trip include:
Pinos, Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Ajo, Miller, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Granite, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pahrump, Pinto, Nelson HP, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.
We also visited Heiroglyph Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.
See the trip report with photos for more information.
It seems the Carney Springs side is popular. I didn't expect to run into so many large groups of people there.
I hiked from Carney Springs TH, trail was clear, in good shape and well-cairned. My GPS app showed 4 miles from the TH to the summit, about 2950' of gain. After the summit I continued on towards Flatiron, turned around at 6.3 miles from the TH, for a total of 5008' of gain in 13.8 miles. I did go to the Lost Goldmine TH on the return and road walked back to Carney Springs TH. I didn't have any problem with thorns or cactus, even with bare arms and legs. Quite a few people on the trail as it was a Sat., including a total of about 15 hiking from Flatiron.
A surprisingly easy scramble after a long hike west from Miner's Needle. Fortunately some people had come before me to pack a trail through the snow. Returned via Carney Saddle. Trip report.
I was in town on business and had a little window of time so hiked from the Carney Springs trailhead.
I honestly thought 4 hours would be plenty for this hike. I was mistaken.
I turned around below the summit.
No worries, it was a great hike. Trail is very well-marked by cairns in most places. Didn't see a soul once I was on the trail. I will gladly go back.
big hike. Still wondering the distance and elevation gain from carney springs parking lot...
We went up via Hieroglyph Canyon, aiming for the balancing rock. We ran into some class 3+ rock there, so advise aiming higher on the ridge to avoid it. From there it was fairly straight forward following the ridge, heading right around the big rocky obstacles near point 4402, and up through the class 3 climbs to the summit. The views were outstanding from the moment we started ascending from the canyon floor near the petroglyph site. Upon descending, we dropped down before the rocky spine near the balancing rock and ran into some cliffy areas which added some spice to the trip back down. It was a great mountain.
From what I remember great weather & views. Hiked with my brother.
A nice, quick morning hike starting at Carney Springs. Though I was in the dark for the first 45 minutes or so, the views when the sun came up (especially of Weavers Needle) were awesome. Route is very easy to follow and overcairned, but very near the top I was fooled into traversing in front of and below the summit pinnacles instead of going up and behind them which is the correct route. 3:45 CTC.
We got a flat tire just before the trailhead and it ended up being a bit of a premonition of things to come. We planned to run and be up and down in three hours. Things didn't go super well due to being tired from a 10k race the day before, the heat, and other factors. We also somehow followed a huge rock cairn that took us below the summit and to the other side of the mountain. We ended up bushwacking for about an hour before going back to the original spot and finding the correct route to the top which was really fun and a great little scramble to the summit. Only got cactused a few times and drew blood only once...the lack of enough food or water was a bigger concern. Definitely cool though!
I decided to hike this mountain from the Carney Springs TH when I had a few hours to blow before a week long business trip in Phoenix. It was 100 degrees + but it wasn’t too hot in the late afternoon due to the aspect of the route. Didn't see a single person the entire way, and I had Stevie Wonder and then "I've been through the desert on a horse with no name..." in my head the whole way. Very surreal and beautiful area.
Came from Heiroglyph canyon. A good little scramble, very secluded, and a ton of fun.
via Hieroglyph, with Mike Allex
Hiked with my wife and it was a great day. Looking to the east and north there are wonderful views. A bit of a bushwack at times through various cactus but very worthwhile. Enjoyed!
Quick dayhike after doing Weaver's the day before. The Carney Springs campground is blocked off and you have to hike in from the Pertalta Road. Well worn trail.
Even in October this hike was a trifle warm for us.
On the way back out to the Boulder Trail we would huddle
in small patches of shade while waiting for the rear
guard to arrive.