08:00 am - 04:00 pmEvent Category:Click to Register
Friends of Gold Butte
Join Steve Dudrow and the Friends of Gold Butte as we explore Mud Wash Narrows from Gold Butte National Monument crossing into Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We will stop at Red Bluff Spring to explore and follow as it winds its way through the Narrows. We will take our time to explore the Hall of Faces and judge after we walk three miles if the group wants to explore further to catch a view of the Lake. Our hike is a flat 3 miles each way, but we could extend up to 6 miles if the group desires. We will meet at 8:00 am Pacific Time at the junction of Gold Butte Road and Highway 170 and caravan to the trailhead. We have a 19 mile drive to Whitney Pockets where we will take a restroom break, then 5 miles to the Mud Wash turnoff and 8.3 miles in Mud Wash to the trailhead. Mud Wash is rough going with some areas of deep sand. 4WD vehicle will be required.
For all hikes, please wear sturdy shoes, breathable clothes, and a hat. It’s a good idea to dress in layers. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, water, lunch, and snacks, and don’t forget your PPE and hand sanitizer. We will be practicing social distancing, so please be cognizant of your proximity to others. There are no stores or facilities in Gold Butte; be prepared to pee in the bushes.
We know it’s prime hiking season and we want to accommodate as many people as possible on our hikes, so if you are on the “going” list and decide not to go, please notify us as soon as possible so we can contact the next person on the waitlist. We have no control over who signs up on Meetup, other than they must be members of the Friends of Gold Butte Meetup group; it is first come, first served. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, we also have had to reduce the number of people for each of our outings. We are sorry about that, and hope it is a temporary thing. Keeping that in mind, please adhere to social distancing protocol at all times and please do not attend if you’re feeling ill or have symptoms. Masks will be required when in close proximity of others.
Please be considerate of those who may not have had the opportunity to experience a particular hike, if you have already been there several times. In fact, if you are experienced you may want to consider volunteering with us to lead a hike or two to your favorite places. Please let us know, we are always looking for new volunteers!
• What to bring
Water bottle and water, lunch, sunscreen, a hat, PPE. A walking stick may be helpful.