Our next mission takes us to the snowy mountains of Nevada
Mt. Charleston (Snow) vs The Quinterribles
Las Vegas, NV
Transmitted from Quinterribles HQ
Mission Title: Mt Charleston (Las Vegas)
Objective: Build a snowman, and have a snowball fight in the desert
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Mt Charleston near Las Vegas, received a large amount of snow this year. The Quinterribles rarely take on the snow, and this was our opportunity. We visited the Mt Charleston Visitor Center, hit the hills for some sledding, made ridiculous amounts of snowballs, built a snow man, and enjoyed a temporary winter wonderland in the middle of the desert.
Mount Charleston, officially named Charleston Peak, at 11,916 feet (3,632 m), is the highest mountain in both the Spring Mountains and Clark County, in Nevada, United States. It is the eighth-highest mountain in the state. Well separated from higher peaks by large, low basins, it is the most topographically prominent peak in Nevada, and the eighth-most-prominent peak in the contiguous United States. It is located about 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Las Vegas within the Mount Charleston Wilderness, which is within the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Mount Charleston is a year-round getaway for Las Vegas’s residents and visitors, with a number of hiking trails and a modest ski area. The mountain, which is snow-capped more than half the year, can be seen from parts of the Las Vegas Strip when looking toward the west. Mount Charleston has nearly 200 camp sites and over 150 picnic areas, some of which are RV-accessible.
The village of Mount Charleston lies at its base to the east.
- Website: Mt. Charleston Website
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|Average:||(4.5 / 5)|