Branch Whitney lead a group of hikers to Fortress Butte (elevation 1,850 feet), one of the premier hikes in the Lake Mead area, and then to the Arizona Hot Springs on Saturday, December 20, 2014. The weather turned out to be warmer than forecasted which resulted in a beautiful day for hiking in Lake Mead.
Fortress Butte is a very cool looking and looks impossible to climb (but we did) butte near the Arizona Hot Springs.The summit looks like a football field in the sky with great views in all directions. The route is in great shape. It's very well cairned and the recent rains washed away some of the loose rock. Unfortunately, the sign-in book is gone and needs to be replaced.
The Arizona Hot Springs were hot hot hot, but soothing and relaxing once you got used to it. Don't forget your water shoes if you plan to visit in the near future.kk