Four hikes were posted on Meetup Hiking Las Vegas on 3-8-2014. Assistant Organizer Jimmy Logan led nine hard core hikers to Oak Peak. Oak Peak is a seven mile round trip Class 3 hike with an elevation gain of 2,233 feet. The route travels through the south fork of Oak Creek climbing nine dry\wet falls, however, this time of year because of all the recent rain (and some snow was found on north facing spots on this hike), there were a lot of workarounds due to the amount of water in the canyon. Fun was had by all! Just ask Chris Wehner who went for a very cold dip! It heads NW up a steep section of sandstone, and then heads north to the peak. Descent is through the north fork of Oak Creek Canyon.
Assistant Organizer Bill Suiter led ten hard core hikers to Pine Creek Peak on 3-7-2015.
On 3-4-2015, Assistant Organizer Jacob Grant led six hard core hikers to Kraft Mountain that included four rappels. A great experience for new and experienced hikers.
Assistant Organizer Jason Lillebo led five hikers to two peaks today in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Hamblin Mountain, Vistas of Pinto Valley, Lake Mead, Bowl of Fire, and Las Vegas make this one of the more scenic hikes in Lake Mead and Northshore Peak, also described as one of the best peaks around Lake Mead. There are great views from along the ridgeline of this summit. Two great Class 3 hikes and ten miles between the two when the weather turns cold or rain is forecasted for the Red Rock Canyon area. You never want to make this drive for one hike. Jason reported that it started to sprinkle just as they reached their vehicle.
NOTE: For any Lake Mead hike ALWAYS test your handholds before committing to a climb!