Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Parashant episode 2 - Private Event

Okay folks, mark your calendars! 

Episode 2 of the Parashant National Monument Backcountry Expedition.

In this episode, we will travel from Riverside Nevada to Little Finland in the Gold Butte National Monument and eventually, the historical Tassi Ranch. After a short visit at Tassi Ranch, we will continue towards Nutter Twists Trail then Parashant Canyon for our first night of camp.

After a wonderful, festive night of entertainment at Parashant Canyon, we will navigate Parashant and Andrus canyons to our original destination of Mollies Nipple. If time allows, We will spend two nights at Mollies Nipple before our departure.

View of Parashant Canyon from episode 1. Our trail can be seen at the bottom of the canyon.

The Meet

We will meet at Little Finland in the Gold Butte National Monument. No need to wait at a gas station. Just make sure you arrive fueled up and ready to go.

Coordinates are 36.450533,-114.19967



Drive to Riverside Nevada after work and meet at Little Finland campsite.



Leave Little Finland camp at about 8 a.m. and travel a nice maintained road to the Tassi Ranch near the grand wash.

From there we will travel a maintained road to Nutter Twists Trail.

Arrive at Trail Canyon 

Continue to Parashant Canyon until 5 PM and find camp.

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS 6 Hours and 32 Minutes - 108 miles


Leave camp at 8 a.m.


Travel down Parashant Canyon to Mollies Nipple camp. Approximately 3-4 hours - 55 miles.


Stay at mollies nipple. Explore the area and possibly hike to the Colorado River. 


Leave Mollies Nipple Camp at an appropriate time based on our location, distance and travel time to Pavement.

Retrace our tracks back out to Fredonia. Approximately 150 miles and 8 to 9 hours.

Arrive at home late evening.


EACH VEHICLE will be required to pack an entire extra FULL TANK of fuel. Mark Bergman has agreed to haul fuel on his Overland trailer. Preferably, carry half a tank (or more) on your vehicle and another half on the trailer. The less weight for Mark, the better.

Please pack your extra fuel into the Little Findland camp. We will situate the fuel before hitting the trail. 

The Bar 10 Ranch does sell fuel anywhere between 8 to $10 per gallon. That's $180 to fill up my 18-gallon tank. 

You can haul your own fuel or we can fuel up at Bar 10 Ranch.

I will not be refueling at Bar 10. I will be packing an extra full tank on my Jeep. I'll be doing a write up on the spare fuel system I'll be installing. 12-gallon plastic tank with a small electric transfer pump.


Download the GPX file HERE

The green track is from episode one.

The red track is our route for episode two.

You can study the map below. Switch between different maps and satellite imagery.