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goofballLoved the hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010


Along the meadowy ridge to the summit. Found the summit to be anti-climactic though. But a very nice day.
Posted Feb 10, 2011 12:49 am

rowjimmyNeed to do it again!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2002


On the day we hiked up Charleston, the sky was murky with high clouds, obscuring the distant views. I definitely want to do this one again to get the brilliant views that I saw from Griffith and Mummy Mountain on later trips.
Posted Jan 7, 2011 4:33 pm

VaslerLas Vegas' baldy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2008


Climbed up from both the South and the North. They're both great and have their own personality; The South has more overlooks I'd say. Trail canyon is nice way up too and you can loop over to the South so you don't have to shuttle.
Posted Dec 12, 2010 12:04 am

jmatthysSouth/Trail Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2007


Have been up a number of times via south/north and up over big falls. Have attempted as day hike in winter but was unsuccessful.
Posted Oct 22, 2010 9:23 pm

fedakSouth Loop up, North Loop/Trail Canyon down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2010


Up South Loop (with a detour to Griffith)
Down North Loop/Trail Canyon
Aspens turning on the slopes of Mummy Mountain and nice and cool compared to Vegas.

Pics and trip report here.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 6:36 pm

ericd1 day summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010


I started at the South Loop trailhead around 11:15am, group break at the saddle (10,000') at 3:30pm, then I summitted at 5:15pm. After a nice 20min late lunch on top in light winds and 55F temps descended with 2hrs hiking in the dark. Down at 9:15 just when the 1/2 moon was rising! Spectacular views, an old aircraft wreckage, and nice ridge trail.
Posted Sep 1, 2010 7:53 pm

weeds19Training Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2010


We ran up the South Loop and came down Trail Canyon. I think my total moving time was about 4 hrs. Super high winds on the top, probably pushing 60mph gusts, so it was nice to get off the top and headed back down.
Posted Aug 28, 2010 7:43 pm

NavySeabeeSouth Loop / Little Falls Canyon Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010


Day 4 of my AZ/NV HP trip. South Loop TH / Cathedral Rock Picnic area was closed so I started up Cath Rock trail & took a wrong turn at the junction with SL trail. This trail led me past one spring and to a second where the main trail abruptly stopped and a steep use trail started up the east side of the ridge west of Mazie Canyon. About 500' up there is one mildly confusing spot where the game trail is more prominent than the use trail, but game trails traverse and rarely climb so just go up and you'll regain the use trail which is well ducked and leads you through 3 cliff bands to the top of the ridge just above the main SL trail. This 'path' that I found on accident gains about 2400' in 1.5 miles, but saves about 3 miles and is far more interesting.

Enjoyed the bristlecones, meadows, summit views and plane wreckage. Tagged Griffith on the way back down the SL trail. Great trip overall!
Posted Aug 18, 2010 8:13 pm

TonkaGF working, I'm playing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010


The girlfriend had to spend a week at the Bellagio so I came out to play. Did the SL up and the NL down. I was surprised at the amount of contouring and how much time you get to spend up high on this loop. Took 8 hours and 15 minutes car to car with Griffith added in. I followed a blood trail almost all the way down the NL. Someone lost a lot of blood and it looked fairly recent.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 12:33 pm

N2aktionharder than i thought  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


took south loop trial to the saddle, thought that would be the hardest part but it wasnt for me, last 2 miles before summit really kicked my butt. this hike worn me out.
Posted Jul 12, 2010 11:39 am

kevin trieubeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

kevin trieu

did it with Moosetracks and a bunch of others as a dayhike on a beautiful winter day.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 7:26 pm

Princess ButtercupEast Face Snow Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2010

Princess Buttercup

A fantastic snow climb (slogging up my waist is FUN???) up the east face with a great group of people. Almost no wind at the top, as if we were meant to be there. Sierra views.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 8:56 pm

seanoSouth-to-north loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009


It was a nice area, and a fun stop on a long drive. The summit was disappointingly trashed with various instruments, though, and super-windy.
Posted Oct 26, 2009 9:11 am

briantallaTrail Canyon to N Loop down S.Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2009
My first time to the Peak! Didn't Plan very well, but that's how we learn.

"Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want!"- T.Mac
Posted Oct 7, 2009 1:45 pm

PharmacistPart of 3 Peak Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Trail Canyon to Mummy Mt., then North Loop to Charleston, down the other side to Griffith, and home to Cathedral Rock parking lot. Kinda hazy, but weather was very nice.
Posted Oct 4, 2009 2:57 pm

Jesus Malverdevia South Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009

Jesus Malverde

Nice. Eight hours round trip for a Charleston/Griffith double. The visibility was mind boggling. I would swear I saw views from the Mt. Whitney massif (past Telescope peak) into Utah. I would take at least three liters of water per person on this one. http://dharmamaps.com/ makes a very nice map of the Spring Mountains that seems much better that the official USFS map of the area. Have fun!
Posted Sep 27, 2009 12:30 am

splattskiRe: via South Loop


Were you the person I chased all the way up the South Loop?
(if so, we were on the summit together)
Posted Oct 1, 2009 12:31 pm

splattskiUp South, down North  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2009


Beautiful, cloudless day, low wind. Did the three-peak loop with Griffith and Mummy. Lots of folks coming up the north loop asking "How far?" It's hard to not be discouraging to these folks when you've been descending fast for over an hour...
Trip report
Posted Sep 26, 2009 7:31 am

SageHawkEscape From Vegas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009


Climbed via the south loop. Found this 18 mile hike to be much easier than anticipated. All the climbing is front-loaded into the first 4 miles or so, leaving the rest of the hike an easy ridge walk to the summit. Interesting remains of a top-secret plane crash dating from 11/17/55 near the summit. The plane was carrying scientists working on the U2 spy plane project to Area 51 when it crashed in a blizzard. The government denied it's existence for many years.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 6:44 am

buzzdainerNorth Loop Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009
Camped at Cave Spring and summitted the next day. Great trail, easy walking. Saw several people who didn't bring enough water.
Posted Jul 6, 2009 4:58 pm

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