Fountain Hill’s Chinese Lantern Festival . Previous. Be ready for the devils scree ... not an easy hike but once you make it up the views are amazing ! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Insane hike! This is extremely hard so be sure you’re an avid hiker with lots of stamina. Mummy Mountain is located in the wooded area of the Spring Mountain range. Charleston Wilderness. This is the route to the summit of the highest peak of Mummy Mountain, called Mummy's Tummy. Trekking poles are also helpful on the hike. I take plenty of extra layers for the summit, 3-6L of water, food, and survival gear to spend the night. After a short break on the summit, I head back down the same way. Multiple documented (but unposted) hikes take you he various points of the elongated mountain: the highest point is actually the “tummy”. Final ascent, hiking across the base of the upper cliffs to a short but steep and technical class 3/4 rock chute that arrives at the summit. Views are awesome all along the top. Woohoo do it! Well worth it. Definitely for an experienced hiker, even with the experience I have it’s pretty rough but again, worth it. Missed the “M” turn off on the tree to start heading up the scree. For the Springs. This trail is for experienced hikers. Gear for the Hike. So much fun! Mummy Mountain is the second highest peak of the Spring Mountains in Clark County, Nevada, United States. Charleston, Griffith Peak, Angel Peak and hundreds of miles in all directions. Mummy Mountain is the second highest peak of the Spring Mountains in Nevada, taking its name from the resemblance when viewed from the east to an Egyptian mummy (personally, I can’t really see this). Starting out on the North Loop Trail. Loading... Unsubscribe from NYHikerJohn? To the north is the Mummy Mountain North Summit, which is about the same altitude. Also...when leaving the summit make sure you descend the correct chute...I started down one a bit to the north but luckily figured it out before it got out of hand. For hikers and people who love the outdoors and nature, here is a good post with many great photos. Hope you like it, if you do pleas. This is not a well established trail. I figured that if I could do Griffith Peak, which is longer and just slightly shorter, that I could do this peak as well. I’m up and on the trail early, as I have a late afternoon flight to catch. The peaks of the Spring Mountains northeast of Las Vegas are predominantly limestone peaks that thrust into the sky over the younger Aztec sandstone strata below. Charleston. This is a short, easy detour off the North Loop Trail to an avalanche chute with a spring located high on the cool, east-facing slope of Mummy Mountain.The water and "alpine meadow" vegetation provide a nice, cool destination to … NYHikerJohn. It takes about 3.5 hours. Hari Mohan Prasad is the author of Objective English For Competitive Examinations (3.96 avg rating, 222 ratings, 20 reviews), Objective English for Compe. This is where you need the hiking sticks. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Just be careful coming back down with the loose rock. http://www.hikinglasvegas.com - Hiking Las Vegas hike to Mummy Mtn in Mt. The Las Vegas Hiking Meetup group tackled Mummy Mountain, the 2 nd highest mountain in southern Nevada at 11,542 feet above sea level. In terms of beauty Mummy Mountain again surpasses the barren Mt. It took me 4.5 hours including about 30 mins of breaks to reach the top. I’m back at the bottom at 1pm, having taken about five and a half hours for the return trip – the return leg being much quicker than the ascent! Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. Arizona Camelback Inn hiking Mummy Mountain Paradise Valley Phoenix-area. Labels: Mt. Thanks for sharing. Trail Canyon- a steady climb of about 1500 feet over 2 miles to the intersection with the North Loop. If you’ve made it this far, just keep on going. Chalenging hike, the last mile and half was difficult to locate the trail but the view was worth it. Phenomenal hike. Will be doing again! This was a doozy, definitely for more experienced hikers. Also definitely don’t pass the tree towards the top of TCT, it has a giant M and arrow carved into showing you the way up the scree. Will not do this hike again but happy to have done it at least once. There are some nice views from here, and there’s some nice spots for a break. Directly ahead is the southern end of the Mummy Mountain ridge. Just click on an image for a larger view then hit your back button to return. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. About a kilometre (0.6 miles) past the junction is Caves Spring. Link: Hike Arizona’s Entry on Mummy Mountain. I would bring gloves next time as the rocks in the chute are pretty sharp...I chewed up my hands a bit. You can’t really go wrong though, as the ridge is fairly narrow and drops off steeply on both sides. The path to the summit is 8.5 miles round trip with nearly 4000 feet elevation gain. Notify me of new posts by email. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mummy Mountain (Nevada). Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Beffort, Brian (2005). From the summit you can see Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV, and Lake Mead. It is the twentieth highest mountain in the state. For the Springs. Afoot & afield Las Vegas & southern Nevada : a comprehensive hiking guide. Rain on the way down! Please submit any useful information about climbing Mummy Mountain that may be useful to other climbers. This 6 mile round trip hike has about 1700 ft. elevation gain and altitudes over 10,000 ft. The trail is fine up until you get to the shoot off up the super steep scree slope with tons of loose gravel. I did fall on my butt twice but no injuries other than minor scrapes. The main thing you need is persistence as you take two steps forward, and then slide one step back… Eventually you’ll reach the top of the scree slope, where you veer right (east) onto an obvious ridge. You might find it easier to scramble up the large (natural) drainage channel that goes straight up the middle of the steep slope. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke nur für erfahrene Abenteurer geeignet. Subscribe to Blog via Email. If you've been waiting to buy poles this is the hike for it. It takes its name from its vague resemblance to a mummy, or perhaps more accurately an Egyptian sarcophagus seen in […] As you continue ascending up the ridge in an easterly direction, there’s the occasional cairn but no track. ( Log Out / A lot harder at the top than I thought and we would have missed the turn to the top had it not been for another group of hikers that helped us! Stirling (for you conspiracy theorists, one of the only remaining public viewpoints into Papoose Lake), th… It is the twentieth highest mountain in the state. The arrow is carved about waist high into a dead tree on the left. North Loop - Mummy Spring trail junction (view W) Overview. Not to be confused with Mummy Mountain North Peak, which is even further to the north and is 149m lower at 3,366m (11,044 ft) above sea level. ( Log Out / From its southern tip near Mt. From the North Loop trailhead, hike up about 3 miles to the Mummy Springs junction at the 3000 year old "Raintree" bristlecone pine and go right a half mile to Mummy Springs where the use trail starts. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mummy Mountain (Arizona), as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. Filled with loose rock, the chute is an easy scramble, with no exposure. The incline is pretty rough on the way up. One of the Oldest living things in the State of Nevada is a 3,000 year+ Bristlecone Pine Tree called “Raintree”. pp. Hello Friends, Today we'r sharing the most sought after book i.e English By Hari Mohan Prasad. The trail follows the bottom of the cliffs for a while, before heading up an obvious break in the cliffs. Great work out with great views!! Always double check data before starting a trip. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The idea of wilderness needs no defense. The Mummy Kill is the perfect all-day hike for those seasoned hikers looking to push themselves a little further. Overall great hike. There's a real hazard of slipping and falling even for strong, experienced hikers. Hiking in the Spring Mountains. This steep route (3,100 feet in 4.77 miles) runs up the North Loop Trail to the Raintree, then follows the Mummy Spring Trail to Mummy Spring. This is the hardest part of the hike with an elevation gain of approximately 700 feet with inclines around 50% and very poor footing. Behind it is the Sheep Range of Clark County, and in the top-right hand corner is the northern part of Las Vegas city. The idea of wilderness needs no defense. A trickle of water dribbles down the cliff nearby. The trail veers to the south and then makes a sharp turn back toward Mummy Mountain as it traverses the top of a scree slope. Over 60 miles of maintained trails wind through the area, most starting at over 6000ft in elevation and some culminating at the 11,916ft Charleston Peak. On the way back there’s a good view of Cockscomb Peak, which could be included by taking an off-track detour along the ridge to the summit. I only had one hiking stick but was able to barely manage. Care is needed not to continue too far along the North Loop Trail; after the second switch-back across the scree slope, you leave the trail and head directly up the scree slope. If you miss it and climb up the wash, it’s a hundred times harder. The mountain is located within the Mount Charleston Wilderness and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. HIKING STICKS, my god bring multiple sturdy hiking sticks. Mummy Mountain ist ein 8.8 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm glad I did it but probably will not attempt again. Hikers should be prepared for increased sun exposure and avoid dehydration due to the high elevation, and prepare to turn around or shelter in place for mountain lightning storms in summer. Mummy Mountain, East Face Hiking Around Las Vegas, Spring Mountains (Mt. Charleston, the highest, 11,918ft. Extremely tough. Don’t be me. It actually looks far more intimidating from the top, where it looks like a vertical drop in the cliffs. We did not have trekking poles so you can do this without them but I’ve decided to finally grab some after this. There are many beautiful views. Length 8.8 miElevation gain 3143 ftRoute type Out & back The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. To date this is probably the most difficult hike I’ve completed. Next. Sedona: Red Rock State Park . Because of this mountains long approach, it is not visited nearly as often as other Peaks in the National Park. Hiking poles may help. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Please submit any useful information about climbing Mummy Mountain (Arizona) that may be useful to other climbers. To the north-east is Angel Peak (below), with the United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station visible on top. Awesome trails, nice class 3 chute up Mummy. Shout out to the Karen that yelled to us that we were going the wrong way when we were halfway up the scree slope. I'm an intermediate hiker and scree field/chute weren't as bad as I thought they would be. There’s nice views out to the south. The views really are spectacular. ( Log Out / Potosi (site of the Carol Lombard plane crash) to its northern tip at Mt. A loop to the Mummy Mountain high point can be found here, while this route is a little more obscure and less pleasant. I would consider this harder than Griffith due to the scree section. From the parking area, take the Access Trail to Mendoza Trail, and then take Mendoza Trail 0.3 miles. Mummy Mountain Trail is easily accessed from the Mendoza Ranch Entrance to Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park on Roop Road. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Reblogged this on larrysmusings and commented: Just click on an image for a larger view then hit your back button to return. Mummy Mountain Climbing Notes. Beginning at the southern end of Mummy Mountain, the first 0.9 miles of Mummy … Aboriginal Engravings – Ku-ring-gai Chase, https://www.summitpost.org/subpeaks-of-mummy-mountain/302501. I ventured over further past that to get some nice views of the canyon. Class 3 scrambling the entire time. Hiking trip report for Mummy Mountain, Cockscomb Peak, Fletcher Peak, located in Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. Enjoy, and get outside and hike once in a while. This is a 13.8 mile loop hike with 5700 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 8-11 hours to complete. SO GLAD I made it all the way. Or you may not! Although the well-marked trail immediately starts climbing, it’s at a fairly consistent gradient and is never steep, so it’s easy walking (this is the same route as the North Loop to Charleston Peak). Looking at the cliff line, I’m expecting a fairly steep and potentially exposed scramble up to the top…. This is … It helps if you have a GPS-enabled map so you set a waypoint. It only needs more defenders. Be the first to submit your climbing note! The track heads north-west and continues to ascend through a section of pine forest that was burnt over 15 years ago. Mummy Mountain Posted by Nevada Hiker at 7:49 PM. It is physically and technically challenging. If you’ve made it up the scree slope, the rest of the hike is going to be easy. Your hard work is rewarded with a great view. The hardest fkn hike I’ve done by a million (so far other big ones done are Griffith Peak & Fletcher Peak). Although the spring should provide water year-round, a watering trough carved from an old log is bone dry. These trees can be up to 5,000 years old, although in the Spring Mountains the oldest ones are around 3,000 years. It leaves the Trail Canyon trail to ascend several hundred feet up a loose and steep scree slope, which levels out for a bit before leading to a steep chimney full of loose rock. Ended up going an extra mile on the north loop before we turned back. Charleston with a summit an entire half mile in length and wider than a football field. Mummy Mountain is located in the heart of the Mummy Range and is the 8th highest peak within the borders of Rocky Mountain National Park. Mummy Mountain (Arizona) Climbing Notes. It only took 1hr 45 mins to get back to the car going the same route lol. Mummy Mountain is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Las Vegas, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Mummy Mountain Hiking. And then FINALLY YOU’VE MADE IT! The trail to Charleston peak was amazing along the ledges. Muddy Mountains Wilderness. Windy , but beautiful day. There are bathrooms across from the official trailhead, as well as some great views of Mummy Mountain. ~Ed Abbey. Hiking sticks are a must especially on the way back otherwise it can be dangerous. Mummy Mountain is the second highest peak of the Spring Mountains in Clark County, Nevada, United States. Going down the crevice is tough, but going down the scree is kinda fun. And just walk straight and to the right to find the little signing log. It starts from the Trail Canyon Trailhead and can be broken into 4 sections: Poor gal seemed truly agitated that we were taking a route she wasn’t aware of. Mount Charleston North to South via Trail Canyon, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Die Route ist am besten von Juni bis Oktober zugänglich. Very tough!! Mummy Mountain ist ein 14.2 Kilometer langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Las Vegas, Nevada. Charleston, which is only 35 miles west of Las Vegas, NV. 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