Here are some highlights from the weekend (Saturday and Sunday)
Leader Shane led four members on a multiple peak hike this morning, Mummy's Head Loop which included Mummy's Nose (10 Spades) , Mummy's Forehead (Jack Spades) and Mummy's Chin (King Spades).. Mummy's Nose is one of the best hikes in Mt. Charleston. Each peak has spectacular views with each step along the ridgeline, the views get better and better. No photos are available for this hike.
White Rock Springs Peak: Leader Chris led one member to the peak. This is a good hike to introduce people to scrambling. There are plenty of options to do more scrambling if you want. The peak is visible from the trailhead. This hike is good almost year round. If you don't mind an early start, because it is short (2-3 hours), it is appropriate for summer as well as spring and fall. Be at the entrance gate by 6am. No photos are available for this hike.
Mummy's Nose: Leader Dinorah led five 52ers to the summit. This is one of the best hikes in Mt. Charleston. With each step along the ridgeline, the views get better and better.
Remember that whenever you go hiking, it’s a must to bring a good camera, and a quality pair of binoculars. This means you won’t miss a thing and your memories can be shared with others when you return.
Fletcher Peak (8 Hearts): Leader Ian led four members to the summit of Fletcher Peak with a stop at Raintree. This is a trail hike all the way to the peak. Fletcher Peak has some of the best views of any summit in Mt. Charleston. There are great views of Mummy’s Toe and Cockscomb Ridge from the trail. It's a real treat to visit Rain Tree any day of the week. Raintree, the fabled old bristlecone pine that is thought to be the largest and oldest (some 3,000 years) tree in the Spring Mountains.
Mummy's Toe (9 Spades via Mummy Springs): Leaders Richard and Rob, both 53ers, led ten 52ers to the summit of Mummy's Toe. This hike began at North Loop Trailhead, this distance is 8 miles up and back, elevation gain is 2,591 feet and the elevation at the peak is 10,925. Mummy’s Toe is a favorite among local hikers and the 52 Peak Club. This route has changed since the addition of the trail above Mummy Springs. The new route is much better than the old route and easier to follow. The views from the summit are fantastic.
Oak Creek Overlook, Red Rock Canyon (4 Clubs): Leaders Sara and Brett led three 52ers to Oak Creek Overlook on Saturday, 6-6-2015. This hike will become a classic scrambling route in Red Rock Canyon. Although this is not a high summit, it’s a wild route with great vistas from the top.
Macks Peak North, Mt. Charleston (9 Hearts): Leaders Rob and David led four 52ers to the summit of Macks Peak North. Although loose in parts, there’s some climbing and a pseudo knife-edge traverse to the summit making this a hike worth doing.
Charleston Peak (Ace of Spades): Leader Jimmy led 16 members to the Summit of Mt. Charleston to celebrate Natalie earning her last card with the 52 Peak Club. Charleston Peak is approximately 18 miles from Trail Canyon Trailhead. It is the highest peak in southern Nevada, and one of the most popular hikes in the state. It is the 8th most prominent mountain in the U.S. and also the most prominent mountain in Nevada. Charleston Peak provides desert dwellers with a dramatic change of scenery (big trees and alpine meadows) and a taste of strenuous high-altitude hiking.
White Rock Hills Peak Southern Route, Red Rock Canyon (4 of Hearts): Branch led eight 52ers to White Rock Hills Peak Southern Route when the temperature dipped down into the70s.