Looking back – a year in pictures 2010

Trail Sherpa in the mist of Mooney Falls - Havasupai Indian Nation, AZ

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...]

Charleston Peak hike

Charleston Peak

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, peak bagging Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 12 hours, 45 mins Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 17.14 miles Elevation: +/- 4100 This is without a doubt … [Read more...]

First Creek Canyon hike

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[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 2 hrs 30 mins (moving time) Difficulty: Easy to moderate Distance: 3.90 miles Elevation: +/- 593 feet   First Creek Canyon is a very accessible … [Read more...]

Cockscomb Ridge Backpacking Overnight

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[tab:Overview] Activity: Backpacking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 1 hr 45 mins Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 1.96 miles Elevation: +1493 ft Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 North to … [Read more...]

Bristlecone Trail Hike – Luke & Jenny

Bristlecone Trail

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 2 hours 45 mins Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2.87 miles Elevation: +689/-671 Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 North to State … [Read more...]

Echo Cliffs

Avalanche Chute

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking, backpacking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 6 hours Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 4.24 miles Elevation: +2606/-2567 Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 … [Read more...]

Bridge Mountain

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[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

Cathy

[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

Our secret lunch spot

[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

The boulders are getting big

[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...]