08:00 am - 03:00 pmEvent Category:Click to Register
Friends of Gold Butte
At the kiosk
Junction of Highway 170 & Gold Butte Rd.
Mesquite, NV, US
Join Frank Golden and the Friends of Gold Butte as we hike through the Mud Wash Narrows. This easy hike takes us to an ancient alluvial field carved out by countless flash floods over thousands of years. Marvel at the many layers of mud cemented rocks and ask yourself what is keeping them up. The round trip distance is about 3 miles and 300 feet of very gradual elevation change.
We will meet at the junction of Gold Butte Road and Riverside Road (dirt parking lot) at 8:00 am and expect to return by 3:00 pm. Vehicles will need high clearance and all-wheel drive at a minimum. All of our hikes are free and open to the public. We are currently not offering carpooling, because of Covid-19. As this hike passes through an area that doesn’t allow egress during a flash flood, this hike will be cancelled if there is a possibility of precipitation, so please stay tuned for updates as we approach the meet up date.
For all hikes, please wear sturdy shoes, breathable clothes, and a hat. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, water, lunch, and snacks. We will be walking on uneven surfaces that are a mixture of gravel and rounded stones. You will be required to step over some larger stones, so a hiking stick may be helpful. Hiking boots with ankle support are recommended. There are no stores or facilities in Gold Butte; be prepared to pee in the bushes. We practice Leave No Trace ethics so be prepared to carry out everything you bring in.
If you register for this hike and find you are unable to attend, please be courteous and remove yourself from the “going” list. If you are unable to do this, please email or call to let us know, so someone from the waitlist is able to attend.