Hike to Amber Cat Canyon Birds Eye View (October)
October 27 @ 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at the the start of Gold Butte Road at 8:15 AM and we’ll leave at 8:30 sharp. We should be back to town by mid afternoon. You’ll want your sturdy hiking boots, hat, sun screen and a pack for your water and lunch a hiking stick will be helpful. Be sure to bring a camera and lots of film! High clearance vehicles are not required; we’ll park at the end of the paved Gold Butte Road.
Raven Ridge is just south of Whitney Pocket, west of Gold Butte Road. It runs SW for a few miles and has several adjoining ridges that we might explore also. Amber Cat Canyon runs south of Raven Ridge, we’ll view it from above. Do you love hiking Amber Cat Canyon? Wait until you see it from a bird’s eye view! Amber Cat has sharp broken walls and cliffs with beautiful colors (including amber) ranging from white through red and purple.
The hike goes up Raven Ridge which is capped with a limestone conglomerate that is very sharp and rough but it is mostly flat lying not much up and down. Thus, sturdy footwear is recommended and a hiking stick is helpful. The round trip is about 4 miles with a few hundred feet elevation gain. I rate this hike as moderate. Please remember to practice leave no trace ethics.