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Ain’t no party like a scree party

Gorgeous weather, much cooler than in the valley. It was around 80* when we finished but there was enough intermittent breeze throughout the hike to…

Griffith Peak!

It was an absolutely beautiful hike. I cannot wait until I get the chance to go back up to do Mount Charleston Peak next month!

Mt.Charleston Peak

This was my second time doing this climb, we parked at the north loop lot and walked over to the south loop to start. We…

Level 1 of 6

This is my first Mt challenge. I’m from the east coast  so hiking here in Las Vegas is a whole different beast. The past year…

Mount Charleston Hike

Started my hike at Charleston South Loop at 5:00 am with the group today. It was still nice and cool.  Since it’s my first time…

Hiking is always better with friends

Blessed with beautiful weather today! Arrive at the trailhead early for parking. We started around 7:00 AM. Wear sunscreen. The first 1/3 is pretty exposed.…

Cathy Griffith for the win

Nice day, arrived early to a great front row parking spot at  the trailhead. the hike was nice and cool all the way to the…

Bonanza Peak

Nice trail and steady climb. Trail was in good condition and hike was a blast. It was longer than the posted 7is miles. Ended up…

Bonanza with el Jeffe

A little warm in the beginning and end, but a nice hike overall. Lots of wildflowers and a cool breeze once on the ridge. The…

Sunday solitude up Bonanza Peak…

Bonanza Camp Rd is rough, but passable… my Outback got up it ok, just verrry slow. Despite my lazy 10am start I was the only…

Turtlehead Peak Father’s Day 2022

Delilah and I took advantage of an unseasonably cool June day to cross off Turtlehead early. Trail was well marked but still easy to loose…

Easy Saturday morning hike

Overcast breezy Saturday morning hike up Black Mountain, felt like I was getting away with an overly eay hike until it started getting steep in…

Griffith

All trails clocked this at 10.8 miles started at 7a Start temp: 51*; End temp: 57* – freezing with very windy conditions at the peak…

bonanza bold

My first time doing Bonanza! I usually hike alone, but to get there you do need 4 wheel drive for the 2 mile camp bonanza…

Three down, three to go…

Lovely hike, surprisingly few people on the trail until about 11am. A little hazy at top but still beautiful. Tons of wildflowers. A continuous 30MPH…

Turtlehead or bust

Great hike to start out the challange. Started at 0600 and finished in just under 3 hours. Towards the top the trail is hard to…

Dead Feet Hike

There is a two-mile dirt road to the trail head. Recommended for mid clearance vehicles only, and I wouldn’t suggest going when it’s muddy. The…

Fletcher Peak

Trail was good, 75-85 for temps.  Perfect blue sky, lots of wild flower pics taken.

Wildflower Bonanza

First off, let’s talk about the road to the trailhead. The actual trailhead is at the end of a bumpy two-mile gravel road. We got…

Mummy Madness

Wow!! This was the most intense hike to date. Mummy Mountain is very technical, especially hiking up the scree. I put my crampons on and…

Griffith Peak

Got an early start and only came across a few people on my way up. Coming back down the trail was very busy with folks…

Bonanza!

Last of the Six Pack of Peaks – Bonanza Peak.  Started around 6:30am and got to the summit around 10am. Lots of flowers around. There…

BAM! Bonanza peak done.

Beat the heat with an early start, at 7:30 am. Cool breeze on top. The trail is steep without many relief from the grade. Plenty…

Bonanza

Started at 8:26a length 9.5 miles elevation gain: 2,917 Moving time: 5:08 Total time: 5:34 Temp at start: 74*; Temp at finish: 84* All Trails…

Bonanza Peak

Started early at 5 am at the trailhead to beat the incoming heat of the day.   The last 2 miles to trailhead via Cold Creek…

Griffith Peak

Started at 5:30am from South Loop TH in order to tackle both Griffith and Charleston. We have reached the summit of Griffith at 9am. The…

Griffith Peak Side Trip

This was the first of two peaks we climbed on one hike. We started at 5:23 AM and I carried 5 liters of water. We…

Awesome Charleston

Started at 5:30am from South Loop TH in order to tackle both Griffith and Charleston. We have reached the summit of Griffith at 9am. The…

Long Day on Charleston

Great (but long) day climbing Charleston with Ethan, Lucie and Richard. We started our hike at 5:20 am and first bagged Griffith (see my other…

Hardcore Mummy

Started at North Loop TH in order to hit Fletcher and Mummy both in the same day. The hike is nice until the turnoff for…

Fletcher Peak

Started from North Loop TH to tackle both Fletcher and Mummy. Unfortunately Mummy Mountain is a beast and due to the rising heat we decided…

Attack of the Mummy!

Most people hike this from the Trail Canyon Trailhead. We took the longer route from North Loop because we intended to also climb Fletcher Peak…

Early Start on Turtlehead

Started our first hike of the Las Vegas Six-Pack bright and early by arriving at the gate right when they open at 6:00am. We hit…

No Turtles on Turtlehead

Nice and easy quick hike in the Red Rock Canyon. Started at 6am to beat to heat and we were done by 9:30am. Trail is…

Griffith PLus

It seems to get harder every year.   It took me 30 min longer than normal – perhaps because of the heat.  It was hot.  We…

Fletcher Peak

It was a perfect day to knock out our first peak on the challenge. We summited Fletcher Peak in about 3 hours. The total hike…

Fletcher Peak

Great hike. The first and last mile were the hardest. A lot of elevation for our first hike, but the group and dogs enjoyed it…

Fabulous Fletcher

Beautiful and busy day on Fletcher! Lots of people on the trail, and a great day all around!

Griffith Peak

Beautiful day on the trail! All in all, it took us a little over six hours (lots and lots of breaks). There were a few…

Great day for Griffith

Morning hike to Griffith peak, started at the south loop trail head at 7:45 am and reached the summit around noon. The last stretch from…

Fletcher Peak

A very nice hiking day and were able to get an early start on the trail.   Enjoyed seeing the wild flowers in bloom along the…

Fletcher Peak

Loved this hike. Was a comfortable challenge for us newbies. The trail is easily defined, nice steady incline, combo of dirt and some rock trail…

Griffith Peak via south loop

My 3rd 10 miles hike this week but this time I Hiked to Griffith peak via south loop at Mount Charleston. It took about 5…

Bonanza Bananassss

75 degree F tops. Great weather with a little breeze! Started at 10:30am and finished by 6pm. Took our time with pacing and taking pictures…

Bonanza Peak

Lots of fallen trees (maybe 4 or more) you have to hop or climb over. The peak was hard to find. 10 miles out and…

To Bonanza Peak, Wood Spring and back

Google maps says the North TH was permanently closed.  This is NOT true.  I requested an edit change.  There are new tree falls on the…

Mummy Tummy!!!

This was a TOUGH approach !! The trail to Charleston was beautiful and a gradual incline. About 3 miles in you’ll find the Carin that…

Fletcher Peak

Went up Cougar Ridge to Mummy Springs Trail over to North Loop, then up to the peak. Came down North Loop to Wild Horses Canyon.…

Turtlehead

Start time: 8:02a Start temp: 58* End temp: 67* Moving time 3h24m 4.7 miles 1,969 elevation gain

Checked off #1, Turtlehead!

Before I hit the trail I read multiple reviews saying that it’s easy to lose the trail. There are a lot of markers (spray paint…

Hello Bonanza

The back trail towards  Bonanza is more forgiving and less strenuous but still very challenging.  The trailhead is only accessible with an all wheel drive…

I did Bonanza!!

This was my hardest hike so far.  It was a good thing my daddy bought me new hiking shoes that were much better than my…

Magical Mummy Mountain!

Gorgeous day on Mummy! Super cold and high winds after the scree field, but clear skies and beautiful views!

Going Griffith

2nd time heading up to Griffith. I very much enjoy south loop for all the switchbacks, makes you put in work! lol. So started my…

Fletcher Peak

Start time: 8:11am. Logged 7.6 miles (took a small wrong turn), 2,290 elevation gain, 10,246′ max elevation. 4h18m moving time. Temp at start: 57*, temp…

Turtlehead Peak

Fun hike out in Red Rock. All Trails said it would take about 3 1/2 hours but it can be easily completed in about 2…

Mummy’s Tummy

This hike doesn’t get any easier as you get a year older.  I just do it once per year!  There’s more ‘trail’ up the scree…

Turtlehead Peak

Amazing views at the top. Short 4-4.5 hr. out and back hike. I personally will never do this one again. All the loose rock at…

Turtlehead Peak- Red Rock

Great overview of Red Rock Conservation area from a different point of view and views of the Las VEgas Metropolitan area.

Turtlehead Peak trail

It was fun. I did it with my daddy and his friend,  Boz. I saw lots of desert flowers.  Lots awesome view.

Turtle head peak trail

We did this hike early,  before the sun started beating hard.  It was breathtaking with cool breezes every now and then. However,  at mile 2,…

1 of 6 peaks done!

It was a nice high 60s Saturday morning when we started our hike.  One should definitely be prepared with the elevation gain because I had…

The Scree

Traversing up the scree-covered slope was challenging!!

No thanks Mummy!

Not a fan of this hike. It was TOUGH. When you turn off for Mummy peak the trail becomes unidentifiable as you practically scale a…

Maker of Arrows

I started my journey to start hiking the peaks in Mount Charleston was to beat the late Spring/early Summer heat. I heard about the Las…

Turtlehead Peak

Started at 6:20am as soon as the gate opened to the park.   Nice cooler morning with shade coming from the peak. The trail is rough…

Should have bought hiking poles…

Should have brought poles like experienced hikers recommended to me at my fitness level. Left early to take advantage of mountain’s shade on way to…

fletcher frequenter

What a beautiful day! The snow is mostly gone, with a couple patches left over. No jacket needed! Started at North trailhead at about 10am.…

First Stop – Fletcher Peak

We started early-ish, about 8:00 AM. Trail was mildly busy. Weather was beautiful, perfect temperature. Minimal snow coverage on the trail (my dog really enjoyed…

Turtlehead Peak

Sunny blue skies, a little hot (85), but it felt good.

Griffith Quickie

Quick summit of Griffith Peak while descending Mount Charleston. The first 2 miles from TH were easy but miles 2 to 4 (almost to the…

Not a bad first ever summit

We arrived late at 10:30 am, since it was our very first ever peak to hike, we hesitated knowing it was a hard hike to…

Bonanza peak

Great hike with a great friend and pups. Beautiful day, fantastic scenery and views. Road to the trailhead was rough but the hike was worth…

Bonanza Peak

Beautiful views and a great hike! Good amount of snow still on the trail.

Fletcher Peak

This is the second time I did this peak/route this week but today was a lot warmer than last Tuesday.  The heat and tired legs…

Fletcher Peak

Cool to start, windy on top.  Training for Charleston Peak in June so I pushed the cardio up and quads down.  Less than 3 hours…

First One Down!

I have done this trail the most out of any of the hikes I’ve completed in the Spring Mountain/Mt. Charleston region as I find it…

Redrock

Beautiful surround scenery redrock whiterock

Turtlehead Peak

Great weather. Lots of folks out enjoying the trail.

My first solo hike!

It was a gorgeous day! A little warm maybe, but with a whisper of a breeze, and definitely cooler than down in the Valley! I…

Peek at Peaks

A beautiful day to hike! Making it to the top reminded me that the remaining peaks in this challenge will absolutely be a challenge.

Perfect weather day for Fletcher Peak

Beautiful weather, few other hikers, all the bristlecone pine trees you could ever want to see. Perfect day, love this trail and peak! There is…

Fletcher

Arrived at the trailhead at 8 am, plenty of parking still available. Hike up to Fletcher Peak is a good steady climb with some switchback…

Lost going to Fletcher Peak

Trail was good at first but then there were some bit patches of snow. Not hard to cross but hard to find your way! Started…

Okay so if this is the easiest…

I lost the trail several times going up but managed to get back on track. Lots of gravel/scree. The top 1/5 mile or so of…

Bonanz… er… Turtlehead :)

I originally planned to hike Bonanza today, but the road was closed at Cold Creek… turns out they had a “bee issue”?? https://mobile.twitter.com/GoMtCharleston/status/1520518593317810176?cxt=HHwWgMCt0djm-5kqAAAA So I…

Fletcher peak solo hike

1st venturing over to fletcher peak from the north loop trail. The views from the peak were spectacular and as advertised. Great views of the…

Fletcher Peak

Great hike. Some snow patches when you get to the top of the switchbacks and on the western side of the mountain before you reach…

Turtle Trio Hike

Did this hike 2 years ago and it was much tougher this time than I remember! Also, I’m a little more out of shape than…

Turtlehead Peak

Beautiful hike, amazing views! Great start to the challenge, not too difficult. Was a bit chilly when I went due to the wind but overall…

Fletchers Peak

Beautiful day with a bit of snow in some places

Dang you Snow!!

Well, where do I start?  I was excited to check this peak off the list.  We have had this on our sites a time before,…

Full Sunshine Hike

The entire trail was sunshine through and through. No trees, no cloud cover, so come prepared with plenty of sunscreen. The hike still had a…

Turtlehead Peak

Got started at 8:30 am. Make sure to start this one early as there is not much shade. Easy hike up the wash for the…

Turtlehead peak

it was perfect weather, started in the 60’s mostly shaded on the way up. Trail was very easy to follow going up but had a…

Fletcher Peak

The hike has some beautiful views and wasn’t too hard if you don’t mind switchbacks. There was some snow on the trail, but you could…

Fletcher Peak take down!

This hike is tough because there aren’t any flat areas where you get a reprieve from the incline. There was snow that blocked the trail…

there is still snow on the trail

The lower parts of the trail are in good condition, as you gain elevation there is some snow on the trail. The weather was cool,…

I got a Turtlehead

We got started at about 6:30am. Hadn’t been there before and missed the trailhead, then had to park about 1.5 miles away and hike back…

I like turtles

We wanted to knock this one out before it gets too hot. The trail was easy to follow on the way up, we saw a…

Turtlehead peak

We saw a friendly black beetle and a friendly little lizard.

We’re training for Mt. Blanc

Perfect day in Vegas!  Sunny, 70 degrees with a nice breeze when we needed it. And we needed it!  It was definitely a technical hike…

Made the climb

Perfect weather for this hike – it’s gets too hot in the summer months. The incline is REAL, 1,900 foot elevation gain. Not too many…

Turtlehead Peak

I took the hike with my grandson. While there is the warning that the trail is strenuous, I found out my mind may think I…

Fletcher Peak

Patchy snow up through the 1st switchbacks up to bristle cone pine flat. The second set of switchbacks had a little more snow and some…

1st Peak Down, Turtlehead Peak

It was a warm but beautiful day out. It started off sun shining then became partly cloudy towards the end of our hike. It got…

Turtlehead Peak

This was my first of six peaks. The hike was fun, but already pretty hot out. There were some wildflowers blooming along the trail. The…