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Turtlehead Peak Ascent, Nevada USA

Turtlehead Peak Ascent, Nevada USA


Postby PauloUK77 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:15 pm

Date walked: 29/11/2017

Time taken: 3.5

Distance: 8 km

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After a short drive out of Las Vegas I arrived at Red Rock Canyon park which after paying a fee you can enter a scenic drive. Along this scenic drive are various car parks with trail heads to explore this park.
This particular day I chose the Turtlehead peak trail as it takes a reasonable amount of effort.
The trail was well signposted and gave an interesting and hot ascent through this desert landscape.
The view from the top extended to the rest of the park and Las Vegas itself.

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First view of Turtlehead Peak.

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Las Vegas (zoomed)

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PauloUK77
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Re: Turtlehead Peak Ascent, Nevada USA

Postby onsen » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:49 pm

Harsh unforgiving looking terrain...but o so beautiful on a mobile device on the other side of the world. :thumbup:
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Re: Turtlehead Peak Ascent, Nevada USA

Postby PauloUK77 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:11 pm

onsen wrote:Harsh unforgiving looking terrain...but o so beautiful on a mobile device on the other side of the world. :thumbup:


It is even better when there onsen, it is harsh though and I can only imagine how tough this would be in summer.
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