"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Crack in the Rock

While the town of Lake Havasu has lots of interesting places to visit, and dozens of great restaurants for eating, I was getting antsy sitting around the state park.  I found a brochure that mentioned a few hikes.  One, called Crack in the Rock caught my attention.  It looked to be about the correct length, five miles round trip, and enough of a challenge to be fun.  Wanda was a bit concerned about me doing it alone, but as she dropped me off at the trailhead , there were dozens of hikers there.  She was very happy to see that I wouldn’t be alone.  She had no clue they were all doing a group hike of another trail.

I checked the map, took a photo of it with my phone, and headed for the Crack. The day was hazy, and made for some lousy photos.

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The trail began as nothing but a two track.

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It wasn’t long before it entered a sandy wash.

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Lot of interesting geology along the way.  Many seperate layers of mud, sand, and rock, laid down eons ago, tilted upward by forces we can only inagine.

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Entering the Crack.

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There was some boulder hopping, and a couple of tight spots.  The most intersting was this slide.  About twelve to fifteen feet high, I thought about it for a minute or so.  Then said to myself, what the heck.  Threw my hiking stick and backpack down.  Then I had no choice but to go on. I did cheat and use the rope.

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Another interesting spot.  Glad someone carried that piece of ladder in there.

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Finally made it to the lake.

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A boating access campsite.

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I took another route back to the trailhead.  Up, and over, rather than back up the wash.

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That guy, again.  My hiking partner.

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Looking down on folks after they have exited the crack, making their way toward Lake Havasu.

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I made it safely back to the trailhead, and called Wanda to come pick me up.  Topped off the hike with a stop at IN-n-OUT Burgers for a Double Double, fries, and a chocolate shake….jc



  1. Sounds like you had yourself a great hike!! I'd probably have kept Wanda company though!! Haha!!
    You guys are sure in a beautiful area!! Enjoy!!

  2. Another great adventure! Not sure if I would have enjoyed that one. We need to find a couple of hikes to keep us sane during the rally.

  3. Wow quite a hike...you did good..looks like some great surroundings..I understand there's a lot of BLM land and dispersed camping..Its on my wish list, Thanks for sharing...safe travels. Horst sends

  4. Great area... we missed it while we were there:(


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