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Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Great American Southwest. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Southwest US Climbing Partners section.

Vandals and thieves in Calico Basin

This is just a heads-up that I should have posted several days ago.

On the morning of April 17, shortly after 6 A.M., my son and I left the trailhead at Calico Basin to head up Ash Canyon. When we returned, I found that the front windows on the driver and passenger sides had been smashed in. Whoever did it was looking to steal things, as was clear from the open glove compartment and center ...
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Charleston Peak Current Conditions? Charleston Peak Current Conditions?

Just curious if anyone has been up recently? I assume some snow, wondering how much, how well consolidated, etc... Thanks in advance! I will be in Vegas and would like to attempt it around April 12th.
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Humphrey's (AZ) Trail Conditions

Considering heading down that way this weekend and can see from the webcam that there is a bit of snow and potentially more to come. Anyone been up there the last couple of days? Couldn't see anything past January in the Climber's Log.

Thanks!
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Wheeler Peak Conditions

Does anyone know the current conditions on Wheeler? Looking at climbing this week via standard route. Anyone been up that way recently?

Thanks!
Ben
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best hiking shoes for desert hiking?

Hi ! Any opinions :ugeek: on best hiking shoes for desert hiking ? Something light yet sturdy and sticky rubber?
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California Ridge crash site

Traversed California Ridge today (between I-15 and Valley of Fire) and found a lot of scattered but mostly very small debris up high about 100' beneath the crest, ~2 miles (?) north of where the road to Weiser Mine cuts thru it. Unable to find any info online, does anyone happen to know anything about this site ?

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Moving to Phoenix?! Looking for info

I haven't been very active the last couple of years here on SP but I haven't been very active in the mountains either. I was kind of in a hibernation state in the Midwest except maybe a weeklong trip every other year to CO.
I might have an opportunity to move to the Phoenix area (currently in Chiagoland) working in Tempe and I was looking for some info from the locals. Where are good areas ...
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Current Winter Conditions-- Red Rock Canyon

A week from now, I'll be out there and planning to climb a few peaks. What has the winter been like? Specifically, is there much ice in the canyons and on the slopes above them?

Some places/routes I'm considering:

Oak Creek Canyon
Wilson via Hidden Bowl
Sandstone Mountain and scrambling route
Black Velvet Canyon and Peak
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Snow level in western NV (Star Peak)?

Does anyone have any idea of the snow level in the Humboldt Range in Nevada? I'm going to be out west and would like to get up Star Peak, but not sure how good the roads are. Normally I wouldn't even be hopeful for the idea, but I hear it's been a dry winter out that way...

Thanks!
Shannon
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NM Contributor Scott Hsu quoted in National Geographic

Summitposter Scott Hsu was mentioned as a local skiing resource when it identified Los Alamos as one of America's best secret ski towns. Congrats to him. I think that is pretty cool.
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