Paul reported the rope is gone that use to assist hikers on the descent before the main hot springs at Gold Strike Hot Springs . This is not a big deal. The down climb is very easy. The main pool is completely dry! I have never seen it dry before. There are two pools further down the canyon that still have water in them.
On Thursday I went out and tried to improve the White Rock Hills Peak via the North Ridge route. I did find a better descent off of White Rock Springs Peak, but it's very loose in one spot. The traverse over to the ridge is very easy now. From there I followed a more direct route staying on the ridge as much as I could. Once near the peak the route deteriorated. It's loose and without any landmarks. I want to connect the route with the final climbs from the Surprise Canyon route. This would make it a good hike.
On Saturday (11-7), we hiked Pine Creek Peak, one of the best routes in Red Rock Canyon. Stats on this hike are: 7.5 miles, 2,240 feet of elevation gain and about 6.5 hours to complete. The route is in good shape and I placed a new sign-in book at the summit. Slide Show of this hike
Short video clip of the hike below: