Safely finding and pushing your limits as a hiker

It's not always easy to find our limits as day hikers.  Some physical limits can only be defined in extreme conditions, maybe only under the harshest weather or terrain.  Mental limits can present themselves regardless of the conditions, terrain, or … [Read more...]

Joshua Tree National Park – a climber’s perspective

[tab:Overview] I have a great group of hiking buddies here in Las Vegas.  There is always someone that is ready and able to tackle a trail with me regardless of the timing.  My friend Brian is solely responsible for getting me back into nature … [Read more...]

Looking back – a year in pictures 2010

I know it's a bit early to start with all the "Top 10..." lists and even the "Year in Review" type posts, but here is my first for 2010 anyway. I have been migrating most of my digital media from my laptop to an external drive to free up some … [Read more...]

Bridge Mountain

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, scrambling, bouldering Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 5 hrs 50 mins Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 5 miles out and back Elevation: +/- 2000 feet Trailhead From the Las Vegas side, … [Read more...]

Calico Basin to Brownstone Canyon

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, Scrambling Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 4 hrs 30 mins Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation: Trailhead From Las Vegas, take Charleston Blvd/ Hwy 159 west towards Red … [Read more...]

Calico Basin Loop

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, scrambling Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 3 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 3 miles Elevation: Trailhead From Las Vegas, take Charleston Blvd/ Hwy 159 west towards Red Rock. Turn … [Read more...]

Oak Creek Canyon

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, scrambling, bouldering Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 4 hrs Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 5 miles Elevation: +/- 450 ft Trailhead The Oak Creek Trailhead is a marked turnoff … [Read more...]

Pine Creek Canyon

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Red Rock  NCA Time on Trail: 3 hours 45 minutes Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation: +/- 750 feet Highlights Did the north fork of the Pine Creek again with Brian. It leads … [Read more...]