NoName-Quartz Outcrop Hike – 09/23/2018

We must like NoName, this is the 7th time we’ve hiked this canyon. (Note:  I’ve written before, that “NoName” is -our- name for this canyon, since we haven’t found any other moniker to use.) 

The Hike

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This time we had a goal, visit the Quartz Outcrop above the upper end of NoName.  Jay had hiked to it with another group, a tough route going up and down over the ridge above NoName, and together twice we had hiked up NoName to a point where we could see the outcrop.  This day we were determined to -visit- Quartz Outcrop.

We’ve published descriptions of the trail from our other hikes, particularly 02/12/2017  and 9/17/2017; there is not much to add except for the scramble up a steep hillside to reach -the- Outcrop.  Of course, we used the Outcrop as the spot for our mid-hike break, enjoying the wide range of colors and shapes in this geologic formation. 


Total Distance:  3.49 miles
Elevation: start  6,086 ft, maximum  7,267 ft,  minimum  6,086 ft
Gross gain:  1,181 ft.  Aggregate ascending  1,355 ft, descending  1,352 ft
Maximum slope: 45% ascending, 40% descending, 13% average
Duration: 3:49

GPS Track Files for Download
I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.
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