Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, and Point 3,120 with Rory. Great, easy multi-peak circuit. For a day in the Lake Mead area, it almost had a classic alpine ridgewalk feel to it.
We did the 4 Redstone peaks loop in the afternoon after doing The Sentinel that morning. We saw a bighorn sheep.
Other peaks we did during this trip include; Potosi, Cheyenne, Muddy Mountain, Muddy Peak, Virgin, The Orphan, Silica Dome, Cairn, The Sentinel, East Redstone, Mystery Cairn, Vista, Hayford, Clark, McCullough, Spirit, Stepladder, Big Maria, False Maria, Black Butte, Chuckwalla, Pinto, Orocopia, Toro, Santa Rosa, and Thomas.
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Scrambled up this one a few times from the Redstone picnic area. Well worth it!
I hike this one in mixed weather conditions including rain and hail that hit when I was partway up. After that, when I was ascending a steep sided gully on the west face at about an elevation of 3,320 feet, I came across what I thought might be a dead, coiled up rattlesnake at the base of a rock wall. While I was taking a closer look, I all of a sudden heard a rattle and saw a second snake 3 to 4 feet above the first snake and it was crawling into a crack in the rocks. After I got my phone camera turned on to take a picture of the first snake, it started partially crawling into another crack in the rocks. Who would guess one would come across 2 snakes so close together on a rainy day in November? They were both moving quite slow. By the time I got on top the rain had quit and the views were quite good. By the time I got back to the parking area, the skies were socked in with rain.
My son Evan and I enjoyed this peak very much. We went right up the gut (cleft in north face) and found lots of bad rock. But the views made up for that. Decided to save the other area peaks so we can bring others here and still enjoy a first ascent.
Nice hike in a remote and quiet area. Pretty slippery going, and very windy at the top -- also, sheep poop everywhere, but not a sheep in sight. Great views all around. Hiked as part of a loop with East Redstone.
Just a leg stretcher one morning w/ East Redstone as well
It was about an hour up and then an hour down among wash and some scree. Great view atop of Lake Mead.
Did a fun loop hike that included East Redstone Peak, Tall Cairn Peak, Redstone Peak, Mystery Cairn Peak, and Vista Peak.
Great day in a very remote and scenic area. There was a small herd of Bighorn Sheep that stayed around for a long time between East Redstone and Tall Cairn Peaks. They made my day!
We passed on Mystery Cairn Peak this time to watch the Bighorns.
Here's the slideshow from this day: Redstone Peaks and more
Peak #3 of an aesthetic 5-peak after-work loop (East Redstone Peak>Tall Cairn Peak>Redstone Peak>Mystery Cairn Peak>Vista Peak). 1 hour 58 minutes car-to-car.
Very fun scramble up the ridge and the gully to Redstone Peak. Bagged East Redstone and another unnamed peak after this.