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Red Rock Series: Global Peak

October 9 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-7

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Please read the entire description. New participants will be required to sign a Waiver similar to the Disclaimer below.

Global Peak is in the southern portion of Red Rock and we’ll be taking the back (or top) route from Mountain Springs Pass. The hike is 4 miles out-and-back with about 1,000’ of elevation gain. It’s trail part of the way (class 1); loose dirt and broken rock on a steep slope part of the way (class 2); and fun sandstone scrambling part of the way (class 3) with some exposure. The hike is moderately strenuous and the pace is moderate. Plan on about 4.0 hours of hiking.

HIKE QUICK STATS:
Trailhead: Mountain Springs Pass
Distance: 4 miles out-and-back
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Elevation of Peak: 5,900 feet
Difficulty: 3, moderately strenuous
Class: 1, 2 and 3
Exposure: some
Time: 4 hours hiking
Tailgate: yes
Pace: moderate
Gear: approach shoes for the scrambling; I recommend hiking boots and trekking poles for the trail portion, and then stashing them and changing into approach shoes when we reach the sandstone

The primary focus of this Series is moderate to advanced level scrambling. If you are interested in exploring Red Rock Canyon, and you enjoy climbing on the rocks, then add your name to the Wait List. Due to Group size limits, priority will be given to those who have attended any of the Red Rock, Charleston or Lake Mead “Series” hikes in the past regardless of position on the Wait List. If I don’t know you, be sure to fill out your Profile so I can see what your experience level is. This Series is not for beginners. You should have a reasonable level of fitness and scrambling experience.

We will form carpools at Late Night Trailhead and leave at 7:00am for the short drive to Mountain Springs Pass. There is no cell or internet service so be sure you know exactly where the meetup location is before you leave home! If we have 4WD vehicles, we can drive up to the radio towers.

If you have any questions, send me a message or post a comment. You can also call or text me at 702-515-9824.

Tentative Schedule (send me a text if you want date or hike changes):

Sep 18: Turtlehead Jr & Calico Tank Peaks
Sep 25: White Domes via Water Canyon (UT)
Oct 2: Chutes and Ladders (900th hike)
Oct 9: Global Peak
Oct 16: Oak Creek Overlook
Oct 23: Black Velvet Peak
Oct 30: Bridge Mtn
Nov 6: Mt Wilson
Nov 13: Crabby Appleton Peak
Nov 20: White Rock Hills Peak
Nov 27: Terrace Canyon

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 can not 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.

Details

Date:
October 9
Time:
7:00 am - 11:30 am UTC-7
https://www.meetup.com/VegasHikers/events/280833172/

Organizer

VegasHikers

Venue

Late Night Trailhead Parking Lot / Cottonwood Valley
State Highway 160 about 4.7 miles west of the junction with NV 159, Blue Diamond, NV
Blue Diamond, nv 89004 us
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