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Good dayhike near Reno

It looks like I will be in Reno in late October and I might have a chance to get in one day of hiking - assuming I can find a red-eye flight home on Saturday night.

Any recommendations on something close - within, say 2 hours of the airport? A summit with a Class 2 scramble/Class 3 would be great.
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wheeler peak NM

Me and Hotoven are gonna attempt it and maybe do some backpacking around it. Think we might be there Fri or sat. Idk how long we're staying if anyone is in the area
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Questions on a seldom used area in the Pecos Wilderness

I was studying maps of the Pecos Wilderness, looking for some lesser traveled areas that might be interesting to explore on a possible trip out to NM later this year. I found this long ridge at the eastern end of the wilderness that seems to rise close to or above the treeline, has some lakes in deep cirques and seems to have a rather rugged eastern escarpment. With one minor exception, I can't find anything ...
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Sandia wildflowers

Last July, I found these flowers on the Tree Spring Trail in the Sandia Mountains. Does anyone have information about what they are?


http://www.summitpost.org/image/629005/ ... trail.html


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Purple and white:

http://www.summitpost.org/image/629009/ ... trail.html
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climbing gear websites

Will someone please tell me of some websites or places here in town where I can get a harness and shoes for my niece for cheap but good quality?

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some texas fun in the sun

my boys and i took a little climbing trip up to the hill country this weekend. this would be their first time to tie into a rope.

eddie was the first one to give it a try. this is him giving it a go on a 5.8 slab climb.


he was having a little trouble with this one. we kinda sandbagged him here. you know, "climbing is fun! and easy!" after about 10 minutes ...
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Grand Canyon overnight permits

How easy is it to get walk up backcountry permits this time of year? We will be starting at the South Rim on a mid week day. Doing the Grandview Loop. Any feed back would be nice. If it's impossible then might have to scrap it and head some other place.
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Outdoor store on the way West from Vegas

Next week I'll be flying to Las Vegas for a trip in Utah and Arizona. I'm arriving on a saturday evening however, and I still have to get some supplies such as fuel for my stove (because I can't fly with this) and perhaps some backpacking meals. This means I have to find an outdoor store, open on a sunday. So far I've only been able to find a 'REI' in vegas, but this opens ...
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Boundary Peak

Via the Queens Mine route how long would anyone expect it to take to summit boundary round trip from the trail head? How comparable is it to Borah Peak in Idaho? I noticed it's .6 miles longer than Borah Peak round trip, but it's 1,000 feet less in elevation gain, so I would think it wouldn't be as difficult of a hike as the initial 2 miles on Borah. Also Borah has a few sections ...
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Wheeler Peak Scenic Road open to 10,000'.

Just a heads up to bc skiers......road is open to 10,000......upper campground is not yet plowed, but there is trailhead parking.......spent five days last week in the Wheeler - Jeff Davis cirque and (on top of 2 1/2 feet of new snow which fell during the week's storms) the skiing was/is outstanding.....
Last week the road was only open to the scenic overlook; which didn't do me any good, still had to start at 7,500....access ...
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