Unnamed Spires of Oak Creek

Unnamed spires seen above the "West Fork of Oak Creek Trail," at about 5,400 feet in elevation.

"Arizona. It's where people go to retire, right? Not if you're a
climber. The geology, a combination of basin and range territory in the
south and the Colorado Plateau up north, yields more exposed rock than in
any other state. Add an arid to semi-arid climate, and the only thing
growing on the cliffs is the number of routes and climbers.

Tim Toula (1995)

Unfortunately, this spire isn't listed in Tim Toula's book.

If you like to look at sandstone from a distance, this is a good place.
Please go in Autumn, 'cause that's when the oak and maple are turning!

October 23, 2008


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lcarreau - Oct 28, 2008 11:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks - did you folks move to Gardnerville?
The Carson Valley can't be beat! Heard that
the snow piles up in winter, but you can dress for that. We moved over to Cottonwood.
The trees are still turning along the Verde
River Valley. I love this time-of-the-year!!!



lcarreau - Oct 29, 2008 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

I've been to Gardnerville several times, as well as its "sister city" of Minden. The last
time, my wife and I drove over Sonora Pass
during the month of May; and then north on
395 up to Reno. The Sierra is at its most
beautiful during that time of the year. And
the creeks were "major torrents" due to the
snowmelt! (It was quite awesome, really!)


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