Friday, July 22, 2011

Mummy's Tummy - 7/19/11

The photo of Mummy Mountain above was taken in the fall of 2010 from the peak of Mt. Charleston. From this vantage point, the viewer clearly sees the aspens (orange trees), the scree field and the approach ridge to Mummy's Tummy.

The hike up to Mummy's Tummy is a rather daunting climb. It begins at the Trail Canyon trailhead which is located at the end of Echo Drive in Kyle Canyon. After making it to the North Loop junction saddle, the hikers turned left onto the North Loop and climbed past the Cave Springs horse trough and up through the aspens. The junction for Mummy's Tummy spur trail is found just after the last switchback before the trail evens off for a while. Yes, straight up that slippery stuff on the right. As club members reached the scree field which climbs 500+ feet in elevation, word has it that several of the first timers just stared in tremoring awe.

As far as how many hikers and if everybody got back alive ... the writer has not heard at this point in time. Feel free to comment on the hike below.

Close up view of the North Loop and Tummy climb portions.

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