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.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
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