Wheeler's Pass

April 27, 2009
After a great breakfast at Siena Bistro, we set off for Wheeler's Pass, we took the 95 to the Indian Springs exit, after the prison you come upon the town of Cold Creek, after you wind down unpaved roads you finally see the marker for trail 601 - Wheeler's Pass. It was beautiful scenic drive as you'll see below (as always, click for fullsize images).

On the way, just past the Indian Springs Prison

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Wildhorses in Cold Creek at 6000 ft

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Seeing the horses, totally made my mom's day

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Actual start of the trail 601

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More Wildhorses

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Climbing elevation, around 7000 ft

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Approaching the peak

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Jeep climbing to the peak

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And coming back down

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Heading down toward Pahrump

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Mt Charleston in the distance

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Remnants after a forest fire

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Camp grounds

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Wheeler's Well

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Frank was determined to see where the hose ran. We drove through the forest along the wash to find it. It ended at a pile of rocks and went underground. No clue how far.

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After we left the forest area we came across hundreds of rock formations.

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We'll have to bring the Jimmy sometime to climb these mounds, they were too steep for the Suburban.

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Joshua Trees, desert wildflowers and views of Pahrump

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The trail ended not long after that. We dropped elevation quickly and found ourselves at Hwy 160 at Basin in no time. Next we went to mom's to see the babies! It's springtime at the zoo. Two of her goats had babies - a total of four kids, she had two baby geese and a slew of chicks.

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