Plan Your Las Vegas Area Wilderness Adventure by Route Complexity

I’ve developed my wilderness navigation skills over years of trial and error. What you will learn here is purely from my own experience. In addition, my wilderness navigation technique is uniquely fitted to the Las Vegas area. I would not follow this technique in another area of the country. I navigate by feel, instinct and by sight. Click image or title above for more…

Plan Your Las Vegas Area Wilderness Adventure by Total Distance

How far can you go before leaving the “fun zone”? The “fun zone” is the amount of distance you can generally cover during an adventure while still feeling relatively good. Find out how to determine your “fun zone”. Given about 5 days of walking/running exercise per week over the most recent 2-month period, average out the total number of miles you cover per week. Your “fun zone” is likely to be about half that distance. Click image or title above for more…

Plan Your Las Vegas Area Wilderness Adventure by Season and Temperature

You can generally count on a decrease of about 5 degrees for every 1,000ft elevation rise. Since the elevation of the Las Vegas Strip is about 2000ft and the elevation of Charleston Peak is nearly 12,000ft there is a 10,000ft elevation difference between the two. Doing the math, 10,000ft X 5 degrees per 1,000ft = 50 degrees. Therefore, generally, the temperature at the summit of Charleston Peak is about 50 degrees lower than the temperature on the Las Vegas Strip. Click image or title above for more…

Plan Your Las Vegas Area Wilderness Adventure | Overview

Plan Your Las Vegas Area Wilderness Adventure | Overview

The Las Vegas Area Uniquely Provides Year-Round Wilderness Adventures for All Levels of Conditioning and Varieties of Terrain. For Maximum Enjoyment and Safety, Select the Adventure that Best Fits the Following Criteria. Taking into account a few of the most critical considerations that apply to any Las Vegas Area wilderness adventure will help you to a more enjoyable and safe experience. Click image or title above for more…