What we're about

It all began one lovely day in the summer of 2014. I was guiding a small hiking group of friends up to the 3,000-year-old Bristlecone Pine called the Raintree on Mt. Charleston, 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas. One of my friends and hiking buddies suggested we should start a new Meetup group for hiking and exploring the outdoors surrounding the area, perhaps even include some social and networking activities.

Since I don’t like to take people where I have never been, for the past couple of years I joined several other hiking groups to learn more about the beautiful outdoors surrounding Las Vegas I knew nothing about.

While hiking with these other groups, I learned that there are thousands of people here who enjoy hiking. Most of the hiking groups begin early in the morning, some are hard core, some are very laid back and easy going, some like scrambling, some like day trips or weekend trips, some include camping, canoeing, kayaking, and even international travel, but all want to have safe fun while enjoying the great area surrounding Las Vegas.

Several like-minded friends I met while hiking with other groups gradually began hiking together because we found that other groups either began too early in the morning, or were too hard core, or the hikes were too easy or too short for our liking.

Fast forward to the present, exactly 4 years after starting this Meetup. While hiking with a friend and hiking buddy in July 2017 to the Raintree, it was suggested we start our own hiking group. So I resurrected this Meetup group I had abandoned for a few years. We decided that we prefer something in the middle of most hiking groups: beginning not too early or late, not too easy or hard-core, and very open to all day and weekend trips. Any member will be able to suggest, create, organize and lead a group.

Warmest regards,
Denis Murdock
Coral Arrue
Organizers and Hosts
DenisRMurdock@gmail.com
702-817-5726

Upcoming events (3)

Valley of Fire Exploratory

Cannery Casino and Hotel

Overview Easy hiking while exploring several different rock formations, arches, slot canyons and trails with little elevation gain, some minor easy scrambling and no exposure. Time will depend on those who come but we will be exploring my favorite areas in Valley of Fire. You will likely have never seen half of where we go today, unless you have been with me before. Valley of Fire is a Nevada State Park with a $10 entrance fee. World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. The park also hosts an Annual Atlatl Competition in which participants test their skills with replicas of ancient spears. Open year round, the park has numerous campsites equipped with shaded tables, grills and water, as well as many intriguing trails to tempt hikers. Carpool We will arrange rides in a carpool and once everyone is present and accounted for we leave at 9:10 AM. General We will maintain a moderate pace. This is all about feeling good, fun and enjoying each other's company. We will allow enough time for potty breaks, photos, rest stops, snacks, lunch, and to enjoy the scenery along the way. Along with lunch we suggest you bring 1 liter of water for every 2 hours of hiking in summer weather, and half that in winter weather. Please read the entire description before you RSVP. Disclaimer Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. 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. The organizers of this group and current and 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. 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. Denis Murdock [masked][masked]

Las Vegas - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!

[Tuition for this course is only $395; you'll need to pay the $100 deposit on our website to reserve your spot! ...and, Don't forget to inquire about descending a local canyon with us on Monday!] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net. What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. It combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely ... and that's where we com in! This basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport! https://vimeo.com/148696696 https://vimeo.com/104538804 INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community offering more canyoneering courses in more locations than everyone else in America, combined! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses from Beginner to Advanced, Leader/Essentials, Rescue and Guide Certification. PREREQUISITE: None. This is a beginner to intermediate course. Check out the Topics & Skills covered in this class on our website! INSTRUCTOR: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, trained whitewater rafting guide, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. TUITION: The cost of this course is only $395. A $100 deposit is required within 2 days of your RSVP to reserve your place in the class. If Meetup didn't collect your deposit, please sign-up on our website. LOGISTICS: This class begins on Friday evening (7:00pm-9:30pm) at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area near the Water Safety Center in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The class reconvenes on Saturday and Sunday at the same spot, and will run from 7am-5:00pm both days. If you're traveling to Las Vegas for this course, there is usually plenty of first-come/first-served camping available at the Boulder Beach Campground! REQUIRED GEAR: We can provide loaner gear for this course. We also offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course at the http://UberAdventures.net store. POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

Las Vegas - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!

[Tuition for this course is only $395; you'll need to pay the $100 deposit on our website to reserve your spot! ...and, Don't forget to inquire about descending a local canyon with us on Monday!] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net. What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. It combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely ... and that's where we com in! This basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport! https://vimeo.com/148696696 https://vimeo.com/104538804 INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community offering more canyoneering courses in more locations than everyone else in America, combined! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses from Beginner to Advanced, Leader/Essentials, Rescue and Guide Certification. PREREQUISITE: None. This is a beginner to intermediate course. Check out the Topics & Skills covered in this class on our website! INSTRUCTOR: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, trained whitewater rafting guide, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. TUITION: The cost of this course is only $395. A $100 deposit is required within 2 days of your RSVP to reserve your place in the class. If Meetup didn't collect your deposit, please sign-up on our website. LOGISTICS: This class begins on Friday evening (7:00pm-9:30pm) at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area near the Water Safety Center in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The class reconvenes on Saturday and Sunday at the same spot, and will run from 7am-5:00pm both days. If you're traveling to Las Vegas for this course, there is usually plenty of first-come/first-served camping available at the Boulder Beach Campground! REQUIRED GEAR: We can provide loaner gear for this course. We also offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course at the http://UberAdventures.net store. POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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