Ascent of Harris Mountain on 2010-06-05
|Others in Party:||Jenn Engstrom|
|Date:||Saturday, June 5, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10013 ft / 3051 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked this one with Jenn, Kevin, & Erica. It was a great hike outside of hot Las Vegas. It was only about 80 up here. The trail from the trailhead to Harris Saddle is an old 4WD road, so it was a pretty easy hike to that point. The ridge heading east to the summit has a use trail that is fairly easy to follow to the knob below the summit. From the knob west of the summit to the summit, there isn't really a use trail, but it is very easy to find your way. The footing is loose and steep, but I never felt unsafe. The view from the top is amazing. You can see from beyond Mt. Charleston to Red Rock and most of Las Vegas. A great way to spend half a day away from the city! Oh yeah, the road up sucks! 4WD is unnecessary, but you will need clearance to get over some rocks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1663 ft / 506 m|
| Route:||Griffith Peak Trail to W. Ridge|
| Trailhead:||8350 ft / 2545 m|
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