• LVMC Presents: Trail Maintenance and Volunteerism
    Please join Susan Murphy, as she talks about trail maintenance, volunteerism, and leave no trace principles. She is an Outstanding Achievement Winner 2018 Making a Difference National Volunteer Awards. Susan has a wealth of knowledge in trail maintenance and volunteering and will share some of it with us. She'll also touch on leave no trace principals and will share plenty of photographs with us. Excerpted from the BLM flickr page: "Susan saw a need for trail work at the Red Rock Canyon NCA and formed the Light Trail Maintenance volunteer work team to address it. She led 165 volunteers, working 1,638 hours, to complete over ten miles of trail work, including reconstruction, realignment, eradication and naturalization of non-native plants, and repair of damage created by flash floods and wear-and-tear due to heavy visitation. Susan also volunteers her time as a Trail Monitor, one of the most important positions at the NCA."

    REI "Boca Park"

    710 S Rampart Boulevard · Las Vegas, NV

  • Day Hike - Hidden Peak and "The Park" (aka Little Zion)
    This hike is no more than class 2, but no beginners please since I plan to cover about 10 miles. The first section is trail beginning at the parking lot below the radio tower near the town of Mountain Springs (so it is the easier approach from the back side). Expect a full 8 hour day. As of posting time weather is predicted to be sunny with a high around 67º.

    Late Night Parking Lot

    · Las Vegas

    Respond by: 10/24/2018
  • Land Navigation Skills Practice
    The Land Navigation Skills Practice Session covers the skills necessary to find your location and plot a course across land using a topographic map, compass, and/or GPS. This is a beginner course, but you will need a compass. The class will take all day; the morning is classroom instruction and the afternoon is fieldwork. Much of the course focuses on the map and compass basics, but it will also cover use of GPS. I will send details about where to meet and compass requirements to attendees after they RSVP. 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.

    Needs a location

    Respond by: 10/27/2018
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  • Juniper Peak, 6109'
    One of the iconic hikes in Red Rock. About 5 1/2 miles, 2200' of gain, out and back from the Oak Creek Cyn trailhead, Class 2 and 3 climbing with moderate exposure. Expect about 5-6 hours for the climb itself. Helmets advised, not required. 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.

    Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

    11011 West Charleston Boulevard - West Parking Garage, 3rd Floor, North Side (opposite of building) · Las Vegas, NV

    Respond by: 10/28/2018
  • Desperado Canyon, 3AIII
    A very classic and scenic dry (unless recent rain) limestone canyon loaded with wild twists and turns and challenging downclimbing. 12 rappels up to 80'. About 5 miles roundtrip with 1600' of gain. Expect 7-8 hours in the canyon, possibly quicker if all anchors are good. Requirements: Harness, rappelling device, self protection tether, helmet. Basic rappelling and solid climbing skills up to Class 3. Backpack large enough to carry group gear, including additional rope. Hi clearance 4wd vehicles needed to get to trailhead. Any lack of these will limit number that can go. I have not been in this canyon for 4 years, so we need to be prepared for any unexpected changes. 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.

    South Point Hotel & Casino

    9777 Las Vegas Blvd South · Las Vegas, NV

    Respond by: 11/9/2018
  • Graffiti Removal Volunteer Project in Ice Box Canyon
    There is a ton of graffiti way back (and up high) in Ice Box Canyon that needs removing. We'll meet at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center near the flag pole to fill out Volunteer Agreements and then carpool to Ice Box parking lot which has limited spaces. (If you don't have a pass, let the fee station attendant know you're volunteering and the fee will be waived.) Wear layers that you don't mind getting dirty. Friends of Red Rock Canyon will supply all needed graffiti removal tools (gloves, safety glasses, remover, water, wire brushes,...), snacks, water and a safety briefing. Please bring a small backpack or fanny pack to keep your personal items close by.

    Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center

    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area · Las Vegas, NV

    Respond by: 11/10/2018
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  • Day Hike: Peanut, Butter, Jelly (and probably Sandwich) Peaks
    Total Distance: ~6 - 8 miles round trip Total Elevation Gain: ~1,800' to 2,500' Altitude: 1,700' - 2,500' Terrain Description: off-trail, class 2 scrambling Approximate Hiking Time: about 5-7 hours 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 perhaps he is ready to include Sandwich. My son is a strong 11.5-year old. We have to descend about 300 feet in a wash, then enter a drainage and follow a ridgeline to the peak ascending 800 feet. We'll then follow a ridge to Butter. We'll then follow the same ridge to Jelly and perhaps continuing to Sandwich. We would then backtrack to descend another drainage to get to the main drainage to return up back to Hwy 93. This hike offers a very neat wilderness experience in Lake Mead NRA. 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/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. 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.

    Lake Mead (LMNRA)

    we will e-mail exact location · Las Vegas, NV

    Respond by: 11/18/2018
  • LVMC Presents: My Life as a Turkey
    Please join us for Movie Night! Based on a true story, this beautiful, charming, funny, sad, and thought-provoking film explores one of those rare moments when man and animal unwittingly become more closely linked than nature normally allows. After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto’s front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother. One man’s remarkable experience of raising a group of wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood.

    REI "Boca Park"

    710 S Rampart Boulevard · Las Vegas, NV

  • Day Hike: Willow Beach Peak via Kenny Peak
    Total Distance: ~4 miles round trip Total Elevation Gain: less than 2,000' Altitude: 1,200' - 2,300' Terrain Description: off-trail, class 3 scrambling Approximate Hiking Time: about 5-6 hours The photo is from Hwy 93 showing Willow Beach Peak which is the prominent peak while Kenny Peak (named after my son) is to the left. We will need off-road vehicles to drive a dirt road to a parking area to the left of the picture that can hold two vehicles. Therefore, I have a strict limit of 10 people. We could add another vehicle, but you would have to park further from the closer "trailhead". As a result, I need someone who is also willing to drive with five passengers. The route is neat and scenic, but steep in sections. There will be some loose terrain on the way to Kenny Peak, but manageable. I am bringing along my strong 11.5 year old son who will finally get to visit the peak I named after him. This hike offers a very neat wilderness experience in Lake Mead NRA. Pictures of the last hike can be viewed starting at the following link. The pictures prior are not what we will experience: http://www.kcmeyer.com/Lake_Mead_NRA/20140215-LVMC-Willow_Beach_Peak/pages/15-registry_entry_from_Kenny_Peak.htm 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/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. 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.

    Lake Mead (LMNRA)

    we will e-mail exact location · Las Vegas, NV

    Respond by: 12/9/2018
  • LVMC Hockey Night at Golden Knights
    Come enjoy an evening with fellow LVMC members watching the Vegas Golden Knights take on the LA Kings! Tickets are in the upper bowl and are $93 (plus fees, so about $100) each. This is a 30% discount of regular price if we get at least 15 people. This is an interest list. At the end of next week (9/21) if we have 15 or more, I will buy the tickets. You will pay me at that time. I will send out an email prior to purchasing to make sure all signed up are serious. 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.

    Needs a location

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