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Mt Charleston 7.15.09

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Mt Charleston 7.15.09  Reply with quote

So i decided to make th most of my week off by doing Charleston Peak and bagging Griffith Pk in the process. After i planned to car camp. I was sick of the †drive and stayed at Charleston Lodge for the night (15 mins from TH). and let me say the rate on a tuesday is a 3rd the weekend rate. As far as the hike....I started at the TH (7650ft elev) at 5:45 at around 7:15 i was over 10k Feet. Reached charleston saddle shortly after and bagged Griffith about 7:55. finally continued on to Charleston summit around 10am. Finished Back to TrailHead around 1:50pm. All in all the best hike ive done so far and the highest!

Cathedral Rock. Short hours mini hike that i did leisurely when i got into town

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Mummy Mt, This connects to charleston thru the ridge in the foreground.
Ze should lead a charleston to mummy mt traverse!!!

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The easiest stroll at 10,600 any where

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice! so what would you compare the hike to?

what were the temps like?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice report.

Charleston is a great hike.  The hike to Mummy is even better.

Charleston reminds me a lot of San Gorgonio, but Charleston is a prettier with the aspens at the start and bristlecone pines up along the ridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charleston prettier than San G?  You take that back!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice going edenooch.So many people donít know about this area just outside of Vegas. I love it. I go hiking up there every time weíre in Vegas. Was up there over the 4th of July week end when it was 107 deg in Vegas and 65 deg at Charleston. Shocked
If you would have continued north you could have come down the north loop. It ends up being around the same distance except for the mile walking back to your car.

Kathyís right, Mummyís also a nice hike. A little more off trail but a decent use trail. Just donít do it in August and get caught up there in a thunderstorm like someone I know. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah it was 108 at the strip. Low 80's at the trailhead and 60-70 @ the summit. I was gonna do the loop but you neeed a shuttle car. Its more than a mile! Next time i want to camp at Charleston Saddle and Roundtrip the Mummy MT
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edenooch wrote:
Yeah it was 108 at the strip. Low 80's at the trailhead and 60-70 @ the summit. I was gonna do the loop but you neeed a shuttle car. Its more than a mile! Next time i want to camp at Charleston Saddle and Roundtrip the Mummy MT


Sorry, I should have been more clear. Coming down the North loop you can take a right at Trail Canyon which meets the actual North loop trail at a saddle. You can park your car there at the trailhead and it's only a short ways to Cathedral trail head.
You're right,that would be a lot more than a mile if you started from the actual North loop trailhead.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool pics.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job and thanks for sharing your TR.
I've been wanting to do Charleston for a little while now ..
Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you are making the most out of your vacation.
Great pics!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 Exclamation

I saw my first snow up there somewhere. . .My dad (F86 driver) was stationed at Las Vegas for a while for practice of some sort, and took us up to the military facilities up on the mountain. First snowball fight. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff.  I've climbed Griffith but have been foiled twice by snow (I need to pick a month other than April) on Charleston itself.
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