• DAY HIKE: Mount Wilson ( LVMC 50 peak)

    Mount Wilson

    Mt. Wilson the highest peak of the Red Rock Canyon conservation area. We will be following Jerry Thomas' GPS track. This is my first time and will be co-leading with Joel. Total Distance: 7.6 miles round trip roughly Total Elevation Gain: 2,591' Altitude: 5,685' - 7,070' Terrain Description: Class 2, expect some class 3. this is exploratory for me. road hike, unmaintained trail and scrambling Approximate Hiking Time: 7-8 hours Will meet at the Albertson's parking lot 11720 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas at the southwest corner of the parking lot[masked], [masked]. This trip is challenging, We will be driving up forest road in Lovell Canyon. We need HCV, I can fit 5 people in my car including driver if everybody is fine sitting too close to each other. Otherwise will have 4 total. You might want to bring gloves and layers. Please remember to answer the question after RSVPing. If you are using a phone, the question may not appear. If not, please check back again to answer the question. 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... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). 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.

  • Tank Top: a multi-pitch rappelling route

    Calico Basin - Kraft Mountain Trailhead

    Join me for another of the superb multi-pitch rappelling routes established by, and guided by Richard Natale. This outing is especially appropriate for advanced beginner to intermediate skilled rappellers, but anyone with greater skill level will surely enjoy this route. Stats: ascent 1100' to Calico Tank Peak, Class 3; about 5 miles roundtrip; 5 raps up to 200 feet, all straightforward; expect 4 hours, but we may add on Big Red across Ash Canyon as an option which is a bit trickier. Requirements: good fundamental skills in rappelling and rock scrambling; harness, rappelling device, self-protection sling, helmet, 1-2 locking biners, and pack large enough to hold some group gear. Gear can be borrowed from the Club through Susan Murphy. As spots are limited to 6, please do not sign up unless you're committed and unlikely to cancel! Please remember to answer the question after RSVPing. If you are using a phone, the question may not appear. If not, please check back again to answer the question.

  • Day hike/climb - DIFFICULT: Bridge Mtn ( LVMC 50 peak)

    Bridge Mtn of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is one of the most challenging peaks of the LVMC Classic 50 - considerable Class 3. Accordingly, this posting will kickoff with a wait list and 5 hikers-climbers from that list will be approved as quickly as can reasonably be done, for a total of 6 climbers, including the event organizer. Preference will be given to the qualified LVMC climbers that have not done this peak before. Due to the class 3 sections, Bridge should be climbed under good conditions. Accordingly, a bad cold snap, high winds or moisture on the route will likely result in cancellation or the substitution of another peak. This outing is a joint outing with the Desert Peaks Section of the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club (a little cross pollination). The DPS will also bring 6 climbers for a total of 12 participants on the mountain as it pertains to this joint outing. In the event that one of the groups does not fill up to the 6 participant allotment, the available slot will be made available to the other group. Total Distance: about 6 miles, roundtrip Total Elevation Gain: 2,600' Altitudes: 6,475' at the TH to summit of 7,004' - some ups and downs Terrain Description: substantial class 3 on the final ascents but good trails to the summit blocks Approximate Outing Time: 9 hours We will meet at the Albertson's parking lot 11720 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas at the southwest corner of the parking lot[masked], [masked]. The plan is to drive up the Rocky Gap Rd from the Scenic Loop Dr. That is subject to change based on additional research. I have a competent 4WD vehicle and we will need one additional vehicle that is 4WD and high clearance. Please remember to answer the questions after RSVPing. If you are using a phone, the questions may not appear. If not, please check back again to answer the questions. 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... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). 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.

  • Day Hike: Peanut, Butter, Jelly, and Sandwich

    Lake Mead (LMNRA)

    Total Distance: ~8 miles round trip Total Elevation Gain: ~2,500' Altitude: 1,700' - 2,500' Terrain Description: off-trail, class 2 scrambling Approximate Hiking Time: about 6 hours or so This is the annual trip to a peak my son named and filled out the registry when he was 5. Later friends of mine named Jelly and Sandwich. Last couple years he has done Jelly so he is now ready to include Sandwich. My son is a strong 12.5-year old. Some people are turned off from this outing since a kid is involved. Doing so will be a mistake since my son is very strong and can out hike many adults. We will ascend Peanut Peak, then Butter following by a ridge traverse to Jelly and Sandwich. We will then return to the main wash for the hike back to the vehicles that will be parked on the side of the highway. This hike offers a very neat wilderness experience in Lake Mead NRA. Due to the sun setting later this time of year, a reasonable pace is necessary. Therefore, if anyone signs up who can't keep up, be prepared to abort for easy route finding at any reasonable point to return back to the vehicle on your own. Any questions, please contact me. The hike requires us to park along Hwy 93 at AZ mm 6 to access the drainage below the highway. I'd like to limit the hike to as many people as can fit in three vehicles parked along the side of the highway. Pictures of the last hike can be viewed at: http://www.kcmeyer.com/Lake_Mead_NRA/20161119-Peanut,Butter,Jelly_Peaks Please remember to answer the questions after RSVPing. If you are using a phone, the questions will not appear. Therefore, please check back again to answer the questions. 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/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). 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. If you don't answer the RSVP questions and you are not listed on the LVMC member roles by one week before the trip, I will remove you from the trip without notice. If you are new to the group and want to try us out without being a member, please email me and describe your experience for permission on a case-by-case basis.

  • LVMC Presents: Movie night!

    REI "Boca Park"

    Come join us for movie night! We will be watching Free Solo. It is the epic documentary of Las Vegas resident, Alex Honnold's quest to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite. It has won numerous award including the Academy Award for best documentary feature last year. See you there...and we'll provide the popcorn!

  • Annual LVMC Holiday Party

    Needs a location

    The annual LVMC holiday party is a time to put down your ice axe and cams for a beer and slice of ham. Chat & hangout with your fellow mountaineers to talk about the epic days of 2019 and what's the most prominent peak you plan to climb next year. The club will provide the turkey & ham but we'll need some side dishes and desserts from you to make it a feast! We'll have water & soft drinks but please bring your adult beverage(s). We'll also have some awards for those over achieving mountaineers in the club as well as a raffle to win some fabulous prizes. We may even throw in a game to spice it up! The party will take place at a private residence in the Henderson area, the location will be emailed to those who RSVP the week of the event. You must be a current, paid member to attend. You can obtain a membership via this link: http://www.lvmc.org/w... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). 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. Hope to see you there!

  • Graffiti Removal Service Project - RED ROCK CANYON

    Location visible to members

    Meeting location will be emailed to participants prior to event. Friends of Red Rock Canyon will supply gloves, goggles, tools & supplies for graffiti removal, snacks, water, required paperwork, safety briefing and instructions on the graffiti removal process. We'll hike about 1 mile and remove as much graffiti as we can before noon. Stamina will be needed to hike while carrying supplies and water packs, and to perform lots of exhausting muscle work to remove graffiti. Please wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, sturdy full coverage shoes, hat, sunglasses, etc. We will be using chemicals that may damage fabrics. Wearing safety goggles/glasses and gloves is required. My cell/text is[masked], but cell service is limited in Red Rock Canyon. See you there. --Sue Beauchamp

  • Outings Coordinator Meeting

    Home of Ed Forkos

    This will be a routine, "working" meeting of the LVMC outings coordinators to chart the course for future outings near and far term. Bring your fresh ideas! A top priority will be to promote our core training areas as outlined in the 10/11/16 meeting announcement. Those who wish to become coordinators are welcome to attend. The success of LVMC depends upon everyone pitching in! A light meal and beverages will be provided, compliments of the Club. Please remember to answer the questions after RSVPing. If you are using a phone, the questions may not appear. If not, please check back again to answer the questions. 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... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). 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.