Friday, April 4, 2014
Hike 2014.019 -- Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark
The BLM webpage with info on Amboy and a link for driving directions is here.
From the parking area, the crater rises as a symmetrical cone, but missing its top. It's definitely not the tallest peak in the area, and wouldn't be even if it did have its full cone.
Along the way, you may (depending on season) see some wildflowers. Occasionally, you'll see a LOT of wildflowers. Other times, you'll see a lot of reptiles.
On this trip, I saw a fair number of wildflowers, and very few reptiles. No chuckwalla.
If not, just ignore that part, but do remember to bring water. Despite the short distance, especially once it starts getting warmer, the water will provide welcome relief.
It's been a busy spell of hiking recently, but I like it that way. :D