Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mt Charleston Loop

My friend John and I hiked up to the top of Mt Charleston last Thursday which just happened to be the coldest day of the season so far. We left the parking area at the bottom of Trail Canyon at 0700 and it was a brisk 12 degrees at the Trail Canyon/ North Loop Trail Junction. When we reached the top it had warmed up to a balmy 20 degress with a stiff wind blowing from the north...I loved it real high mountain weather. We were feeling good at the top and decided to do the whole loop and headed down the South Loop Trail rather than retrace our steps. Around 17:30 we made it back to the car, burned out, but feeling good about what we had accomplished...Good Stuff