Lee Peak from Lee Canyon | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Lee Peak from Lee Canyon | Mt. Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

This adventure in process will work out the most direct route possible from to Lee Peak from Lee Canyon. View the initial exploration which begins at the Upper Bristlecone Pine Trailhead. From there, the route soon diverges left and ascends to a ski run, taking the ski run to its upper limit, then continuing to navigate upward through canyons and ridges toward Lee Peak. There’s a surprise appearance of wild horses in one of the ski runs. There’s a lot yet to be worked out with this very experimental route to the summit, and the possibility of circling around the base of Lee Peak and ascending from the South. The goal is a class 3 ascent, possibly through a rather remote untested area. Route details: 16 miles RT/ Approx 8,300 > 11,200ft **Some Trails, Ski Run, Mostly Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Lee Peak Summit Via Lee Canyon Mid Ridge | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

In the course of this amazing adventure you will pass through relatively untouched wilderness between Upper Lee Meadows on Lee Canyon Road and the summit of Lee Peak towering above Lee Canyon. The elevation gain is about 3,500 feet. You will need good wilderness navigation skills and the ability to navigate steep avalanche slopes. Otherwise, the entire adventure is pretty easy class 2 climbing skills (use of hands not needed). Route details: 18 mi RT/ Approx. 8,000 > 11,200ft; **Some Trail, Mostly Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Lee Peak | Charleston Peak via Lee Canyon Mid Ridge | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Starting in Lee Canyon across from Upper Lee Meadows, ascend the gradual mid-ridge that begins there and connects with the Mt. Charleston North Loop Trail a little over a mile below Lee Peak. Take a right on the North Loop Trail to the final summit approach for Lee Peak summit. Deviate from the North Loop Trail to ascend to the Lee Peak Summit, then descend again to the North Loop Trail. Continue on the North Loop Trail to Charleston Peak summit. Take the Mt. Charleston South Loop Trail from Charleston Peak summit to the junction below Griffith Peak summit. Descend to the South Loop Trail and descend to the South Loop Trailhead just above Charleston Village. From there take a mountain bike stashed earlier at that trailhead and return to Upper Lee Meadows via Deer Creek Road and Lee Canyon Road. Route details: 35 mi Circuit/ Approx. 8,000 > 11,920ft; **Some Trail, Some Wilderness** Click image or title above for more…

Six-Peak Circuit in the Spring Mountains, Nevada – Strategy

6-Peak Circuit Strategy | Mt Charleston Wilderness, Nevada

It is possible to complete a six-peak circuit in the Spring Mountains, Nevada in one day. This adventure is pretty remarkable in that it involves summiting 6 peaks, each over 10,000ft in less than 24 hours! This article covers the strategy that makes the adventure possible. The peaks include: Harris Mountain (10,014ft), Griffith Peak (11,056ft), Charleston Peak (11,918ft), Lee Peak (11,289ft), Mummy Mountain (11,528ft), Fletcher Peak (10,319ft), Click image or title above for more…

Lee Peak from Kyle Canyon | Mt Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

Lee Peak from Kyle Canyon | Mt. Charleston Wilderness | Spring Mountains, Nevada

In the rush to get to the summit of Charleston Peak, highest peak in the Spring Mountains of Nevada, most climbers bypass 11,289ft Lee Peak (less than 700ft lower than Charleston Peak), failing to realize it even exists. This is unfortunate because Lee Peak offers at least 2 unique features over Mt. Charleston. First, the view from Lee Peak includes two beautiful canyons: Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon. All the mountains along both sides of Kyle Canyon are visible (Mummy Mt., Fletcher Peak, Harris Mountain, Griffith Peak and Charleston Peak) and the view is spectacular – right down the middle of the canyon! At the same time, there’s a spectacular view of Lee Canyon including the entire Bristlecone Pine Trail and all the way to the Sheep Range in the distance. In addition, from the summit you can see all the way to Telescope Peak on the far side of Death Valley, and beyond that to the Sierra Nevada range. Route details: 12 mi / Approx. 7,713 > 11,289ft; **Excellent Trail** Click image or title above for more…