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Mt Charleston Winter Hike Fail

Left at 5:30am from the Cathedral Rock South Loop Trailhead, it was a perfect day for a hike, full moon and bluebird sky.  Unfortunately the…

Gotcha, Third Times a Charm!

Had to walk 1.5 miles to the Trailhead as the road was icy and covered with snow.  Trail was covered with snow, 1 to 6…

Got Snow?

Bonanza Peak is by far my favorite at of all the Peaks in the Las Vegas challenge! The eighty plus switch backs make the elevation…

Mt. Charleston

I finally got this one done after a couple attempts before! I started at the Trail Canyon Trailhead and ended at the Cathedral Rock Trailhead…

Wicked Wilson

This was by far the hardest hike I’ve done. There are a few short areas with a “trail” but they lead to rocks and then…

Charleston Peak

Brutal. Lots of snow and ice on switchbacks in October.

Braving Bonanza

The road to Bonanza Peak includes about two miles of very rocky terrain, so definitely take a SUV or at least a crossover to get…

Mummy Mountain

It started out as a clear day but snowed during our descent

Memorable Mummy

Everything I read about Mummy was accurate. Easy hike for the first 3 miles following the North route trail for Mt Charleston. Then you reach…

Griffith…and done!

After climbing Charleston yesterday, I camped out just about a mile and a half from Griffith.  Of course, it had to snow on me in…

Mummy is a tough Climb!

This was the start of a 3 day loop from Mummy, Charleston and then Griffith.  I hike up to Mummy and stayed the night on…

Mount Who?

10/2/2021 – Peak 6 of the Las Vegas Six Pack of Peaks Challenge Mount Wilson, 13.25 miles and tons of elevation gain. Wow! What a…

A night I won’t forget!

This was a hike I won’t soon forget, but I did learn a lot about going out by myself and being better prepared for things…

Conquering Charlie

We did this as a loop, heading up the North side and down the South side. This added about 2 miles to the hike but…

Mummy Mountain

I ended up passing the turn off to head up to Mummy Mountain and kept following the North Loop and made it all the way…

Griffith Peak

This was an excellent hike! It’s a tough one but well worth it. The last quarter mile or so is super steep so be prepared…

Bonanza Peak

Not that hard as far as Las Vegas hikes go, which can be brutal. Difficult to drive to in 2WD.

Bonanza Peak

I almost wasn’t sure if I was going to make it to the trailhead. I drove my Corolla and there were a few times I…

Oh Mr. Wilson!

This was a challenging hike! Everything I had read said it was going to be about 10 miles round trip. I don’t know if it…

Mummy’s Tummy

7/8/2021 – Peak 5 of the Las Vegas Six Pack of Peaks Challenge Mummy Mountain (11,542’), 8.72 miles and 3,796 feet in total elevation gain…

A “Bonanza” of Forest Beauty

7/6/2021 – Peak 4 of the Las Vegas Six Pack of Peaks Challenge Bonanza Peak (10,400’), 8.88 miles and 2,975 feet in total elevation gain…

No Turtles Here! ;) ;)

7/5/2021 – Peak 3 of the Las Vegas Six Pack of Peaks Challenge Turtlehead Peak, 4.5 miles in 2hrs 59min (including stops for pictures and…

Griffith Peak

Made it to the top with a group from Vegas Hikers!

Turtlehead Peak

short one but a lot of fun. middle section was a bit tough, steep and rocky and a little hard to follow at times. there…

Mount Charleston

started out at the catheral rock trailhead, pretty steady incline the whole way, steep but nothing crazy or technical after the first saddle the wind…

Mummy Mountain

The first 3 miles are a traditional hike with switchbacks. The last mile or two is a killer. Very physically demanding. No snow. Make sure…

Mt. Wilson (Nevada)

Geez, where to begin. I can deal with the rock scrambling. I can deal with the elevation gain mostly all occurring during he last 1/3…

Turtlehead Peak

Fun trail but beware! if you want to get an early start, the park doesn’t open until 6 a.m. and as of Jan 21, 2021,…

Griffith Peak

It was really hot in the beginning, but as you ascended, the trail was covered with a thick layer of snow. Pretty sketchy, but we…

Be prepared for this bad boy!

This hike was challenging, yet rewarding.❤️  It is so peaceful throughout the canyon floor, away from the city, seeing the sun come up, only hearing…

Are You Serious?!?!

First off here is a list of things you will need to know when you are attempting this summit. This is all based on my…

Traversing Turtlehead

This was the first peak we attempted and it was the perfect one to start with! The trail is not bad but the majority of…

Mr. Wilson’s Wild Ride!

I rated this hike as difficult due to the lack of trail markings and various obstacles need to navigate through the canyon that leads to…

Bonanza Peak – Attempt

Attempted to summit Bonanza Peak 07-Mar-2021, made it to the saddle before turning around.  There is a lot of snow on the trail going to…

A Peace Day on Mummy Mountain

Left the Trail Canyon Trailhead at 0530 with day lite just beginning.  Pleasant hike until I reached the turn off for Mummy Mountain and then…

Trying to find Mount Wilson

I should have followed my gut on this hike. I did as much research as I could to help prepare for it and there wasn’t…

Turtlehead Peak February

This is a really hard hike. It is very rough and does not have carved out switch backs like the hikes in San Diego. I…

Bonanza peak – an attempt was made

Full disclosure, I traveled from San Diego to do this hike, other than checking the weather & calling the ranger station the day before, I…

Turtlehead Peak

First things first, you need a reservation for the Red Canyon scenic bypass if you want to access this trailhead (unless you arrive between 6-8…

Turtlehead Peak

We summit Turtlehead Peak on Valentine’s Day. The hike itself is not bad, but the gusts that way made it a challenge. It was a…

Turtle with snow

The upgrades to the trail are great!  Much easier to find the trail than in years past. The recent snowstorm left its mark on the…

Turtlehead Peak in a Snow Storm!

Incredible. Beautiful. Stunning. While I do not advise hiking this with 2′ of snow, while it’s snowing, this was one adventure I will never forget.…

It burns soooo good!!????

This was an awesome hike and a great start to the  challenge for what’s to come ahead! We started the hike just before 6:30am to…

What’s that burning?!

Such an awesome hike! My wife and I started the hike just before 6:30am just because we knew how busy that area is. From the…