Santa Cruz Spring Canyon

Santa Cruz Spring Canyon

By Denis & Sandi Inman

We wanted to finish the trails that we intended to complete on Wednesday, so Jim, Vic and I met at Horizon Market at Mesquite and the 160 at 7:30 this morning to begin our run. Shortly after we turned onto Powerline Road heading North, we ran into the first of several small herds of horses that we were to encounter today. After we made the turn heading Northeast towards Roadrunner, we came to a second group and just before entering the narrow canyon at Santa Cruz Spring, we spotted a third gathering.

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Lower Wallace Canyon & Horse Spring

Lower Wallace Canyon & Horse Spring

By Denis & Sandi Inman

After topping off with coffee and gasoline at the Maverick at Homestead and the 160, 4 of us began our 7:00 AM start to a busy day of trail running. We headed East on Winery, connected with Gravel Pit Road and proceeded Northeast. It wasn’t long before some horses were sighted grazing a few hundred yards off the road. We explored some trails along the bluff Southeast of Wheeler Wash then dropped down into the wash to check out a couple box canyons.

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South Nopah and Kingston Ranges

PV4W club run to South Nopah & Kingston Ranges

By Denis & Sandi Inman

The forecast was for rain, but we didn’t get any precipitation until we were breaking for lunch at Crystal Spring off of Excelsior Mine Road and no significant rain until were were almost back in town at about 3:30. Brian, Jim, Jeremy and I attended the 6:50 drivers meeting and proceeded South on Homestead and across the dry lake at 7:00. Mesquite Valley Road took us to Western Talc Road where we explored the side trails and mines in that vicinity.

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Spring Mountains & Spanish Trail

Spring Mountains & Spanish Trail

By Denis & Sandi Inman

Jeremy put together a trail run and invited a few of his friends to come along. I was fortunate enough to be asked as well. Other invitees included Jim, Brian, John & Mike, Vic along with Mike & Patti. Our leader generously allowed me to run ahead of the main group at my own pace to set up for photos as the band of adventurers came up the trail.

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Amargosa & Crater Flat

Amargosa & Crater Flat

By Denis & Sandi Inman

On Wednesday, four of us set out to explore trails Northwest of Amargosa and across the 95 into the Crater Flat area on the border of Nellis Test Range.

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