Stage 5 : Lockhart Basin - Needles Outpost

Maps
National Geographic
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Satellite

Possible water source

Description

In order to make further progress, we must leave Lockhart Basin and head south (S05P05), initially along a shallow drainage, to enter the Indian Creek area. There may be water available in this creek. After following the canyon in this area alongside the creek, it is then a surprise to find that we need to ascend a large sand dune in order to proceed. On a hot day, this is an exhausting section. We then find ourselves following several dirt roads again, before arriving at the Needles Outpost (S05P10). There is a campground here, and a small store with a good selection of basic food items, toiletries, gas, etc. The friendly folks running the Outpost will also look after a food cache for you.

 

Details
Length
Total Ascent
Total Descent
Min Elevation
Max Elevation
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10.5 miles
600'
300'
4,470'
5,010'
Useful Locations

S05P05          N38° 14.670' W109° 41.639'         Enter Indian Creek drainage

S05P10          N38° 10.507' W109° 44.489'         Needles Outpost

Water Availability
S05P10         Needles Outpost
Water/Food Cache
Needles Outpost
Elevation Profile
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