Well, if you have hiked in Red Rock, you would know it's not simply following a ridge to the summit. Many of the peaks in southern Nevada do not have trails leading to the summit. But if you want brevity, there are plenty of hiking books for you.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe