Fletcher View Ridge ascends between The Fletcher View Campground and the final summit approach to Harris Mountain. The ridge originates in The Fletcher Canyon area on Kyle Canyon Road in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Nevada. Expect non-stop spectacular views of the highest peaks on The Mt. Charleston Loop along with a good aerial view of Fletcher Canyon and potential route to Fletcher Peak summit. Elevation: 7,000-9,000ft. wilderness route, no trails or trail signs. Best time of year for this adventure: July through September. Click the image or title above for details.
Make a circuit from The Fletcher Canyon Trailhead to Harris Mountain and Griffith Peak, then return to your start point. After accomplishing the most direct approach to Harris Mountain summit, cross the saddle to Griffith Peak, descend to The South Loop Trailhead and finally return on Kyle Canyon Road to Fletcher Canyon Trailhead. This route is half wilderness and half trails. Elevation gain is from 7,000-11,060ft plus additional ascent and descent along the way. Best time of year for this adventure: Summer through mid-Fall. Click the title or image above for details.
Summit Harris Mountain from Fletcher Canyon Trailhead in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness of Nevada. The approach ridge is just Southwest of the trailhead. Of all the approaches to Harris Mountain summit, this approach ridge and a similar approach ridge to the West are the most direct routes to Harris Mountain summit, especially taking into account the routes begin right off Kyle Canyon Road. The traditional Harris Mountain Trailhead requires miles of approach on unpaved 4WD roads. Because of the remoteness of the traditional trailhead, Harris Mountain is seldom summited and therefore an experience of beautiful, pristine, relatively untouched nature.
The Escarpment Trail in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains, Nevada is a moderate 3.6 mile loop trail around an escarpment with spectacular views of Kyle Canyon and surroundings. The trail is accessed from the Fletcher Canyon Trailhead or The Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway.
The Acastus Trail in The Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains, Nevada features the nature, history and geology of the area. Many attractive interpretive signs along the way, each with a bench for rest and reflection, invite hikers to slow down, pause, take in the environment and in so doing deepen consciousness and awareness of The Spring Mountains and one’s place within that setting. Walking The Acastus Trail can be somewhat like making a spiritual pilgrimage.
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Fletcher Canyon Trail in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains, Nevada is an easy 4.2-mile round trip hike along a creek in a beautiful forested area with spectacular mountain views. It’s a great trail for altitude conditioning. Beyond the trail’s end may be a possible extreme adventure to Fletcher Peak summit.
Trails Accessed from The Fletcher Canyon Trailhead in The Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Nevada include Fletcher Canyon Trail; Eagle’s Nest Loop; Acastus Trail and Escarpment Trail. These are great introductory trails to the Mt. Charleston Wilderness and excellent initial altitude conditioning trails.
This adventure will begin by ascending the Eastern ski run in Lee Canyon. The route will continue beyond the summit of the ski run and summit the Lee/Kyle Canyon upper rim on the right (West) side of a prominent plateau just East (left) of Lee Peak. The views straight down into the ski area and beyond will be spectacular. As you can see, this adventure is still in progress, but will be documented here once complete! Route Details: 10 mi RT/ Approx. 8,000 > 11,535ft; **Ski Run Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…
Lee to Kyle Canyon | Gradual Mid Ridge Approach | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada
This approach to Kyle Canyon’s upper rim appears to be the most gradual approach from Lee Canyon. It begins roughly across from the Lee Canyon Meadow and gradually ascends to a plateau that connects with the Charleston North Loop Trail about a mile or two South of Lee Peak. This route is mostly pure wilderness: wild and beautiful. You will see no one during the entire route. In fact, though I looked closely for footprints and signs of human passage along the way, I found little of that. There were occasional faint use trails that appeared unused for years, and there were a few old cairns at a couple key points. But it looked as though absolutely no human had ascended this ridge for over a year or more, and then perhaps only one human ascent per year at most. Route Details: 14 mi RT/ Approx. 8,000 > 11,535ft; **Mostly Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…