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High Rock Lake Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

Box and Fly Canyons cut through the mountain range and provide good hiking. Box canyon is along the proposed Desert Trail corridor. Fly Canyon contains large "potholes" that are seasonally filled with water. Fly canyon also contains several large dryfalls that impede travel. Deer and Chukar hunting are popular in the area. Rock hounding (using non-motorized tools) is popular in the area.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

The area has a typical climate of the Great Basin; hot summers with temperatures over 100 degrees F and cold winters with temperatures often below 20 degrees F. Although some of the canyons contain perennial streams and springs, they should not be relied on as a source of water and a sufficient amount of water should be carried. Because the area has poor cell phone coverage the only reliable form of communication is by satellite phone. Access roads in the area are very rough and visitors should have high clearance four wheel drive vehicles with extra gas and two spare tires.

Safety and Current Conditions

Current conditions for the area can be found by calling the BLM Winnemucca Field Office at 775-623-1500

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