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Little Virgin Peak -- The Descent
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Little Virgin Peak
Little Virgin Peak
Hiker departing the summit (view S)

Overview

Little Virgin Peak (3,514 ft) is a nice little peak that stands in the morning shadow of "big" Virgin Peak. For residents of Mesquite, this peak makes a nice morning hike, but for others, it is too short and inconsequential for a destination hike. In that case, however, it makes a nice add-on hike for visitors to Gold Butte National Monument.

Presented here are photos of the descent. For a full description of the hike including GPS coordinates, see Little Virgin Peak. See also Summit Views.

Link to hiking map.

Little Virgin Peak
Hikers starting down summit ridge (view S)
Little Virgin Peak
Departing summit ridge (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Hikers descending from summit ridge (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Hikers descending main ridge (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Cactus garden along main ridge (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Hikers descending main ridge (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Hikers descending main ridge (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Hiker descending towards saddle (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Large cairn on ridgeline and Big Virgin Peak (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Climbing back over the highpoint (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Cactus art along the ridgeline (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Approaching the highpoint (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Descending from the highpoint (view E towards Gold Butte Rd)
Little Virgin Peak
Hikers descending final ridgeline (view E)
Little Virgin Peak
Hiker returning to the trailhead (view E)
More to come
More to come

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
copyright; Last updated 170924

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