I am in the recovery and rebuild stages of a knee injury, but I did this by myself last week, and I was ok.
We will be taking it slow and deliberate... and slow. Did I mention slow? This will not be a speed race to the top, but more of a "I think I can, I think I can" trek to the top. Last week it took me almost an hour to get to the top. If you feel you need to race up the hill, please DO NOT sign up!!!
We will be taking the backside trail route, not the scramble. Some people can get a little dizzy at the top, I am not really fond of heights, but I can do this one. There is a small section, maybe two feet, that some have found difficult, you can always wait right there, if you are not comfortable. From the top, you have a great view of the city and the strip on one side and you can see Red Rock on the other. Once we get to the top, we will take a break, have a snack, take some "YAY!! We made it" pictures, before heading back down.
Hiking poles are great for the trek down. With my knee, I use them up right now as well.
I am keeping the group size small, so please RSVP with integrity!!!!
Lone Mountain is a steep, isolated, rocky crag located in the northwest part of Las Vegas just inside the Interstate-215 Beltway. The summit stands above the surrounding desert and homes, giving great views of the city and the surrounding mountains. This is a moderate hike with about 800ft of elevation gain. Don't be fooled by the short distance because this is a good work out. It is a steep uphill route once you begin ascending the hill.
Distance: 2.63 Miles
Hike Time: 2 1/2 to 3 Hours
Difficulty: Moderate due to steep route
Elevation: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out and back trail
Pace: SLOW... knee recovery slow
Where we will Meet:
Let’s meet at the NORTH parking lot of the Lone Mountain Discovery Park. By the Basket Ball Courts. This parking lot is right off of Lone Mountain Rd.
The journey is the destination!
1. Bring enough liquids
2. Leave no trace behind
3. No trail cutting
4. Know your capabilities
5. Stay with the group
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