Ascent of Harris Mountain on 2010-06-05

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Jenn Engstrom
Kevin Timmer
Erica Timmer
Date:Saturday, June 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Harris Mountain
    Elevation:10013 ft / 3051 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked this one with Jenn, Kevin, & Erica. It was a great hike outside of hot Las Vegas. It was only about 80 up here. The trail from the trailhead to Harris Saddle is an old 4WD road, so it was a pretty easy hike to that point. The ridge heading east to the summit has a use trail that is fairly easy to follow to the knob below the summit. From the knob west of the summit to the summit, there isn't really a use trail, but it is very easy to find your way. The footing is loose and steep, but I never felt unsafe. The view from the top is amazing. You can see from beyond Mt. Charleston to Red Rock and most of Las Vegas. A great way to spend half a day away from the city! Oh yeah, the road up sucks! 4WD is unnecessary, but you will need clearance to get over some rocks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1663 ft / 506 m
    Route:Griffith Peak Trail to W. Ridge
    Trailhead:8350 ft / 2545 m

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