Mount Charleston Trip Report (#10992)
- Signed By: Steve Evans
- Date submitted: August 05, 2003
North Loop Trail to the summit. Descent via South Loop Trail. 20 miles overall. Despite my extensive mountaineering experience, I underestimated this one! Kicked my butt. Gotta get back in shape, I guess. Left trailhead at 9:00am, summit at 4:30pm, done by 8:30pm. 12 hours overall, including an hour on the top.
Outstanding experience. Amazed at how few people on a beautiful Saturday so close to a city of 1.6 million people. One asks yourself, is this really this close to Las Vegas?