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Dog Wall - Rock Climbing

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Peanut gallery on the upper trail from the 1st pullout parking lot Spent the morning at the Dog Wall crag in Red Rock Canyon. Yup, the rock was dry enough! The climbs here were overhanging and I only attempted one climb, Pleasure Dog (5.10) but quit when I couldn't get to a hold (too reachy for me).  After that I just sat out and belayed. It was amazing to watch Linda and Tim leading the overhanging routes! And it was good to get out - I got to spend time with my climbing buddy who was visiting from Colorado for the weekend!  Liz leads Catwalk Trad routes on the left of the Dog Wall Unknown Dihedral, Doggy Style and Wok The Dog You can spot a climber on The Slab Tammy on Pleasure Dog Linda leading Cujo Unknown Dihedral - Trad

Calico Hills 2 - Walk

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Photos of my walk through Calico Hills 2 of Red Rock Canyon until the rain started!

Kraft Mountain Loop Trail - Desert Hiking

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Kraft Mountain Loop Trail Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada Another perfect day for desert hiking! Today Ronnie and I hiked the 3.1 mile loop around Kraft Mountain. Although the parking lot was filling quickly, we managed to find parking at the Sandstone Road trailhead. We hiked counter-clockwise as the ascent is less gradual in that direction. There were many boulderers arriving and already many in the boulder area. Many hikers out with their dogs were enjoying the day as well. Enjoy some photos taken of our hike. The start of our hike. We hiked counter-clockwise and started our hike (East) from the Sandstone Road trailhead. Left: Ronnie with the pink Kraft Mountain in the background.  Entering the Kraft Boulders area Entering the La Madre Mountain Wilderness Area Along the trail Beautiful formations     Along the trail We came up the trail that leads to Turtlehead Peak There were two, short, s

Petroglyph Wall - Short Walk

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Petroglyph Wall, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada After lunch my husband and I took a drive on the Scenic Loop of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We stopped at a couple of places along the loop, but at the Willow Spring picnic area, we took the easy and short Petroglyph Wall trail to view the Petroglyph Wall. The trail is way too short to be called a hike. But it's a pleasant walk and the Petroglyphs are both fascinating and beautiful to look at. Along the trail The trail crosses Red Rock Wash Gorgeous views from the trail Las Vegas is nicknamed the "9th Island" For lunch we dined at the Island Flavor  on Durango Drive in the Windmill Plaza. This eatery was highly recommended and I now know why. Their menu is full of Hawaii local favorites, the serving portions are huge (compared to Aloha Kitchen), the prices won't break your pocketbook and the service is quick and full of ALOHA! We walked in and the place was filled with

Lone Mountain - Solo Hike

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Shaka from Lone Mountain, Las Vegas, Nevada Lone Mountain  Elevation 3,342 ft Trail: Regular Route Elevation Gain: 542 ft Distance: 1.3 miles Billed as the "locals hike" I finally got to hike Lone Mountain. We had a view of this hill from our room when my husband and I were here in Las Vegas last month. You can read about our visit here . Today I had a bit of time to check it out. It's super fun and if you don't have a whole lotta time, you can get this hike in. The views are phenomenal, well worth the burn on the steep ascent.  To access the Regular Route, I parked at the trailhead on Vegas Vista Trail. The parking lot isn't paved and it's across the street from the entrance of a gated community.  Lone Mountain is a hill that is detached from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area . It's an isolated, rocky butte just northwest of central Las Vegas. The unincorporated community surrounding the hill, is named after it.  The Perimeter

Red Rock Canyon - Rock Climbing

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Shaka selfie from the top of "Sweets To The Sweet" - Hamlet Wall Spent a couple of hours this morning climbing with Marissa and Tammy at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Park ! Got a few climbs in on the Hamlet Wall off of the first pullout on Scenic Loop - Sweets To The Sweet (5.7) , Frailty Thy Name Is Sandstone (5.7) , and To Grunt & Sweat (5.8) . Being in Red Rock Canyon was surreal...the rock is so red and has a gritty feel to it. I was so stoked to be finally climbing me some red rock! What an amazing day - I sure will miss  Marissa and Tammy, but hope to be back to climb with them soon. Enjoy some photos taken of our day. On 'Frailty, Thy Name is Sandstone'  with Tammy (in blue) on my belay Tammy leading 'Frailty, Thy Name is Sandstone' Marissa leading 'To Grunt to Sweat' Climbing some red rock! 'To Grunt To Sweat' Pano from the anchor of 'Sweets To The Sweet' Got a nice crowd