Trail Report: Summiting Bridge Mountain

I first hiked Bridge Mountain in April 2010 and failed to complete the hike.  You can read about that attempt here.  I was out of shape, no experience with Class 3 climbing techniques, and fully exhausted after the initial 150 ft climb.  This attempt … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Ewing Trail to White Rocks at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

 The Ewing Trail up to White Rocks in Cumberland Gap NHP, is a strenuous hike that is not to be taken lightly. It's not extremely difficult in technicality, but the terrain and the elevation gain make this hike a challenge. The trail, which starts … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Charleston Peak hike

We decided to tackle southern Nevada's highest peak, Charleston Peak, from the Trail Canyon trailhead and then onto the North Loop Trail. We had planned to take the South Loop Trail as late as the night before the hike, but I was concerned about … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Bridge Mountain

Highlights This is a very difficult hike and those that want to tackle Bridge Mountain should be experienced hikers with basic climbing skills. The ascent of Bridge Mountain includes a high level of exposure and multiple chimney climbs. Trail … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Griffith Peak

Highlights This was my first summit hike on Griffith Peak, 11,072 feet, 8.25 miles roundtrip and 3800 vertical feet of elevation gain. Nice weather, cool, but windy near the summit. Took 5 hours to complete the hike and it was my first summit above … [Read more...]