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CHARLESTON PEAK via the North Loop Trail - THURSDAY
Are you ready for a challenge? This hike is by special request and will give everyone bragging rights to say that they have hiked to the highest peak in Southern Nevada. This will be a long high altitude hike, very scenic and fun. Isn't that why we all hike? Be sure that you are prepared for a long trek. I will add that anyone that has hiked with me knows that we will hike as a group, at a moderate pace and nobody will get left behind. It's "not a race" but we want to return to civilization before dark! Charleston Peak is not recommended as your first hike at higher elevations. Elevation gain, length and high altitude make this hike very challenging. We will be going up the North Loop Trail to Trail Canyon. Scenic and beautiful 16 mile long hike. BE SURE TO BRING AT LEAST 2 liters of water, snacks and lunch. It's best to BRING MORE WATER THAN YOU THINK YOU WILL NEED. We will be able to stash water along the way as we are coming down on the same different route. Bring adequate water and food with you plus something to share with the others! I'll make up a nice big banner and we'll have lots of picture opportunities that day. After this hike, we'll all be saying: "wow ... can you believe I did it? What a hike! Wow!" lol *** NOTE: CANCELING WITHIN 48 HOURS MAY RESULT IN A "NO-SHOW" POSTING. **** We'll start at the Trail Canyon parking lot, hike two miles on Trail Canyon until we reach a flat plateau area. From there we will head left and hike another 6 miles to Charleston Peak - almost 12,000 feet elevation. Following a brief stop for pictures, signing the log and having lunch, we'll return the same way. The total hike is about 16 miles RT, up and back and should take us no more than 8-10 hours to complete. We will begin the hike at the North Loop trail starting from the Trail Canyon parking lot at Mount Charleston. This hike has a round trip of about 16 miles 11,918 feet at Charleston peak. The total elevation gain will be around 4,980 feet. BTW / FYI: If the weather is forecast to be nasty ... we will re-schedule. Let's do it! Go for it! ***** Please donate $5.00 to your carpool driver to help with gas and other expenses. **** Please be aware that Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. The purpose of these activities is to provide enjoyment of the outdoors through organized outdoor activities. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. Each participant is expected to be physically and mentally capable of safely accomplishing activities and will follow all safety guidelines and use instructions associated with the adventure. Each participant is financially responsible for loss or damage to any equipment related to the adventure. The organizers of this group and current/former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. There may be times when a coordinators fee is assessed. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group. Unless a written objection is received from the participant any video and/or audio media recorded during the adventure may be used in marketing/advertising adventures. Your RSVP to this event is your acknowledgment and agreement to the above statements.

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