Jul 13, 2005 at 11:30 am #1216374
What are your favorite canyonland hikes? I am new to the Las Vegas area and I am looking for fall hikes within a couple of hours from here.
“light is right”Jul 13, 2005 at 12:19 pm #1338969
Paul, I gotta know, where is the canyon shown in your picture? Maybe that can be my next vacation.
Thanks, Jim EllsJul 13, 2005 at 1:05 pm #1338971
This photo is one taken on a March trip to the Paria Wilderness in S. Utah and N. Arizona. If approved by BPL editors, you will be able to see my article (plus video clip, gear list, 40+ photos, and trip report)in the BPL print format and/or online soon.
Jim, do you have any suggestions for backpacking spots within a few hours of Las Vegas?
“light is right”Jul 13, 2005 at 1:16 pm #1338974
I’m not from the Vegas area, but I spent a few days around there this July 4th long weekend. Death Valley is a little far, but really scenic. The higher elevations aren’t too bad in the summer and should be nice in the fall.
The Mount Charleston Wilderness is right out your backdoor, lots of great hiking, maybe not much water, but if you’re willing to carry in enough, you’ll probably have a lot of solitude in the evenings. I didn’t see anyone else backpacking there over the holiday weekend (lots of rock climbers and day hikers).
Heading up to Great Basin National Park would probably also get you a lot of solitude.
-adamJul 13, 2005 at 2:14 pm #1338975
Adam, both of those trip reports and photos are GREAT! Do I understand correctly that you still found snow over July 4th weekend?
“light is right”Jul 13, 2005 at 2:23 pm #1338976
Yup, I had patches of snow on all the peaks I climbed over that weekend (Boundary Peak, Telescope Peak, Mummy Mountain). So if you wanted to melt snow for water that would have been doable. If you hiked up high enough. Charleston Peak may still have some patches of snow.
-adamJul 14, 2005 at 9:01 am #1339007
Paul, I’m sorry I have no suggestions to give you on Las Vegas area hikes. I am going to Wy. & Co. in Aug. for my 1st trip west. I live near the East Coast.
JimSep 22, 2005 at 1:01 am #1341884
I am located in Las Vegas as well and would be happy to share the information I have about the area with you. I moved out here 3 years ago for the climbing and other outdoor activities, in that time I have gathered a fair bit of knowledge.
Contact me at email@example.com sometime and we chat a bit.Jul 13, 2006 at 2:57 am #1359294
@ianwrightLocale: Photo - Mt Everest - 1980
What an amazing photo ! I love living in Australia but I think America is brilliant for scenery and adventures. I must get back to the Southwest again and go to the Paria Wilderness !!!Jan 11, 2007 at 9:47 pm #1374051
That puts everything into perspective. Nice shot!
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