Sunday, 12-28-2014, Meetup Hiking Las Vegas / 52 Peak Club offered three hikes to Magic Mountain, led at different starting times, Frank Ornelas led seven hikers at 7:30am to Magic and Crabby Appleton, Dinorah (LaExploradora) Arambula led nine hikers at 8:00am to Magic Mountain, and Jena Roxbury led 11 hikers at 9:00am to Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain is a great winter hike: It’s short, east facing, and relatively low elevation. The route twists and turns appearing to dead end before reaching the summit of Magic Mountain. From there you have the option of bagging Crabby Appleton, which is about 20 minutes away. The descent is down the climber’s gully, which is much faster than retracing your steps.
Experienced Assistant Organizer Jimmy Logan led a group to Lost Creek Peak via Graffiti Traverse today assisted by Mike Robison, long time experienced Rock Climber, and hike leader. This route is one of the best hikes in Red Rock Canyon with tons of Class 4 climbing, virtually no brush and great vistas make for an awesome route. This route is well cairned. It was Cold and windy and cold and did I say windy? All members of this group are experienced hikers with Meetup Hiking Las Vegas / 52 Peak Club and came dressed appropriately. They were prepared for a long and fun rock scrambling adventure. Thanks to Jimmy, no one was disappointed!
Assistant Organizer Kelly Ashe led a nine hikers the Mountaineer's Route (Scrambling Route) to Frenchman Peak. The trailhead for Frenchman Peak is located and the very east end of Bonanza Road (where Bonanza Road dead ends). Frenchman Peak literally hovers over Las Vegas. Many locals mistakenly call this Sunrise Mountain. The 3,364-foot Sunrise Mountain lies to the north on the other side of Lake Mead Blvd. These hardcore hikers were really moving when ascending / descending the peak. It was cold and windy Christmas morning. If you live on the east side of town Frenchman is a great short workout with a lot of scrambling. What a great way to start the morning before the Christmas festivities begin.
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The 52 Peak Club makes it possible to get that awesome photograph as Assistant Organizer Dinorah (LaExploradora) Arambula shares with us. Photos taken on Turtlehead, Jr. December 20, 2014.
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Assistant Organizer Martin "Marty" Leghart, Jr. led five 52ers to Windy Peak, The Back Way, on Saturday, December 20, 2014. This route is mostly trail with a little bit of scrambling just before the peak. The views at the peak are spectacular. The expanse at the summit is impressive. It's somewhat like the summat Mummy Mountain, a very flat and large area. This is a great first hike for new members of the 52 Peak Club. The elevation of Windy Peak is 6,200 feet. Don't let this mostly trail hike fool you, due to the elevation and elevation gain of 1,600 feet of this hike you must be in good physical condition to do this hike. The trailhead is located off of Highway 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump. You turn right onto a dirt road just past Las Vegas Archers Spring Mountain Range on the left. kk
Assistant Organizer Jimmy Logan led a group of five 52ers to Bridge Point on Sunday, December 21, 2014. Many hikers rate this as one of the top hikes in Red Rock. The elevation of Bridge Point is 6,670 feet and you gain 3,200 fee of elevation. This adventure takes you through Fern Canyon, offers a lot of fun scrambling with a great walk along a ridge on good rock to the peak. Jimmy reported that Fern Canyon is gorgeous right now.kk
At Bridge Point Peak