This is a trip to summit Moapa Peak It offers great views of much of southern Nevada, a relatively short drive to the trailhead from the Las Vegas metro area, and some very nice hiking and scrambling. But it is known mostly for its breathtakingly exposed knife-edge ridge that covers the last few hundred yards or so up to the summit.
Total Distance: 7.0 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 3,400'
Altitude: 3,160' - 6,471'
Terrain Description: A mix of trail (Class 1) and off trail (Class 2) hiking, with some Class 3 climbing mixed in, some of which is exposed.
Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours, including about an hour at the summit
This is, of course, not for everyone; so please don't RSVP if you aren't experienced with this sort of climbing and/or don't deal well with exposure. Thus, this hike isn't for beginners, children, pets, or people with a fear of heights.
Besides being on the LVMC Classic 50 list, Moapa Peak also appears on the Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section list, and the Nevada Peaks Club list.
So if you are interested and capable, please come enjoy it with us!
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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: http://www.lvmc.org/w.... The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.