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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:40 pm

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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby Brad F » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:11 pm

Has anyone been up Charleston lately? Going to be in Vegas this week and was thinking about Charleston either next Wednesday or Thursday.
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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby MoapaPk » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:48 pm

Friends were. Lots of soft unbroken snow on the Big Falls route. Warm this week, but don't expect a walk in the park.
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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby IdahoSummits » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Any recent updates on Charleston conditions? Planning on being on the mountain April 22nd.
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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby lasvegaswraith » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:41 am

Looking snowy this weekend. If the mountain gets as much as the forecast is indicating, there could still be a fair amount the weekend after. If I get up there, I'll post an on-the-ground update. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... tType=text
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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby ggc23 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:57 am

Any one have some more recent info on Charleston conditions? I'll be in Vegas either next weekend or the weekend after that, and any info on what I'll need for a hike up Charleston would be much appreciated.
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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Looks like you could get to the top almost snow-free by starting from Harris Springs. Still there are big patches of snow, but they are avoidable on S-facing slopes. Trail Canyon and NLT are almost-snow-free until the ridge to Devil's Thumb; as always, that area S of DT is dangerous when snowy, unless there is a good boot track in the snow.
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Re: Mt Charleston Conditions

Postby MoapaPk » Sun May 06, 2012 1:09 am

Be aware that the official SLT is closed near the Cathedral Rock Parking. Drive a bit up the road for Mary Jane Falls and Trail Canyon, and take the first road on the left (before Mary Jane turn-off). Park there and head SE to the SLT trail It's a pain, but avoids a $275 ticket). Or just go up the NLT from Trail Canyon.

update: Seems now it is open by Cathedral Rock, but not at the regular trailhead. Ascend the steps and cut left on a connecting trail.
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