Hualapai Peak (8,417′) via Potato Patch to South Face (Class-4 Scramble)

Hualapai Peak is an 8,417-foot (2,566-meter) peak located in the Hualapai Mountains of northwest Arizona. It is the tallest peak in the range, towering more than 5,000 vertical feet above the small city of Kingman. The mountain complex is an isolated “island in the sky” consisting of cool conifer forests, … Continue reading…

Pacific Crest Trail: Sections E & F (Mojave Desert & Piute Mountains)

Section E, starting in Agua Dulce and ending at Tehachapi Pass, is arguably the least popular of the southern PCT sections. It climbs up and over the 6,700-foot Sierra Pelona (“Bald Mountains”) but then drops from the crest to the floor of the Mojave Desert. Apparently the government was not … Continue reading…

Clark Mountain (7,933′) via South Face (Class-4 Scramble)

  Clark Mountain is a 2,418-meter (7,933-foot) peak in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada Border. Located just a few miles north of the Interstate-15, it is the highest point in the vast Mojave National Preserve. Because it rises 4,000 vertical feet above the desert floor, it is an ecological … Continue reading…