The North Loop trail near the summit truly IS spectacular, with its display after display of Bristlecones seemingly growing straight out of the rock. Though the trail further down may not be nearly as interesting, it's certainly worth the walk to experience one of the best features of Mt. Charleston.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."