Since I’m now embarking on Road Trip: The Sequel, I thought I’d schedule a couple of quick & easy posts focused on some of the hiking I’ve done this past week in Southern Nevada. These posts are light on words but heavy on [hopefully] pretty pictures.
My goal is to tell you a hiking story [mostly] wordlessly. Okay, maybe just a few
The star of today’s post is the Fletcher Canyon Trail at the Spring Mountains in Southern Nevada. I did this hike on Tuesday [Aug 27th] and I’m still smiling at what a fantastic (and quick!) hike this was. It packed a lot of punch in a short distance.
This trail, running up into the Mt. Charleston Wilderness area, is a 3.6 mile out-and-back hike, with a +1,030′ elevation gain. The trail features a moderately strenuous grade up through the canyon, to a spring, and then runs steeply into a deep, narrow slot canyon with walls that are a about 20 feet wide and about 200 feet high.
The entire hike runs through a deep, heavily forested canyon, surrounded by towering limestone cliffs.
It started to rain just as we got up to the slot canyon, and while I don’t know everything about hiking, I know with absolute certainty that you do not want to be caught in a slot canyon during a storm, with the possibility of flash flooding. We had to cut it short — snapped just a few pics and then high-tailed it back to the trailhead.
I’m looking forward to hitting this trail again, without the threat of death by drowning, and really explore the slot canyon further.
I hope you enjoy the hike through the lens of my camera.