Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Black Mountain and Castle Peaks



I just updated the Black Mountain hike in Henderson. This is a good workout type hike with great views from the summit. I had not done this hike in about three years. Back then a couple of the roads did not have names, making it hard to find the trailhead. The update reflects the changes.

Friday our plan is to hike one of the pinnacles in Castle Peaks area (Photo to the left). These are the dramatic pinnacles near Searchlight, NV. I have already climbed and documented the main pinnacle named Dove Benchmark. This has to rate as one of the worse names for a summit, closely followed by Yoga Peak.

We will climb the pinnacle next to Dove Benchmark. I have climbed it before with Richard and it's actually much more enjoyable than Dove Benchmark. Look for the write up in the Member's Only section next week.