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Red Rock Series Hike 11: Hidden Peak (semi-exploratory) & Mtn Springs Saloon

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Endorsed by Curators:
May 20 7:00AM - 2:00PM

Instead of tailgating after the hike, those interested will be going to the World Famous Mountain Springs Saloon (aka, biker bar). Available drinks include beer, wine, iced tea, coke, lemonade, coffee and water. There is outdoor seating with picnic tables, horseshoes, bar food at a separate building with ponds, and hopefully pleasant weather.


Hidden Peak is in the southern portion of Red Rock and we will be taking the back route from near Mountain Springs Pass. The hike is 8 miles out-and-back with 2,000 of elevation gain. The first 7/8 is trail and the last 1/8 is sandstone scrambling. The hike is moderately strenuous and the pace is moderate. Plan on about 5.0 hours of hiking, 1.5 hours at the saloon, and 0.5 hours of driving.


The primary focus of this series is moderate-level scrambling.If you are interested in exploring the Calico Hills and Red Rock Canyon, and you enjoy "playing" on the rocks then add your name to the Wait List. Due to the Group size limit of 25 for outer areas, priority will be given to those who have attended any of the Red Rock, Mt 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 some scrambling experience.


HIKE QUICK STATS:

Distance: 8 miles

Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet

Difficulty: moderately strenuous

Duration: 7 hours (includes hiking, driving and bar)

Pace: moderate

We will meet at the Blue Diamond Travel Center, 12325 State Hwy 160, Las Vegas-West, NV 89445 located at the intersection of Nevada highways 160 & 159 (aka Blue Diamond Rd & Red Rock Canyon Rd). Park on the far west end away from the store and gas pumps.

The following Red Rock "Series" hikes and dates are subject to change:

Hike 1: Terrace Canyon, Mar 4

Hike 2: Juniper Peak, Mar 11

Hike 3: Kraft Mtn (Crissa's 21st b'day, Pastor Jim's 400th hike), Mar 18

Hike 4: Goodman Peak, Mar 25

Hike 5: Brownstone Canyon / Gray Cap, Apr 1

Hike 6: Imagination Trench, Apr 8

Hike 7: Gunsight Notch Loop, Apr 15

Hike 8: Indecision Peak, Apr 22 (Pastor Jim's b'day)


Hike 9: Fern Canyon, Apr 29

Hike 10: Shark's Fin Loop, May 6

Hike 11: Two North Peaks, May 13

Hike 12: Hidden Peak, May 20

Hike 13: Calico Hills Scramble, May 27

If you have any questions, send a messageor post a comment. You can alsocall or text[masked]-9824.

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.

How to find us:Southwest region of Las Vegas on Pahrump Hwy 160; 702-515-9824 cell/text

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