Sunday, June 10, 2012
Fletcher Peak - 6/10/12
To our right, we could see various Kyle Canyon points of interest including Mt. Charleston, Griffith Peak and the small community of Rainbow. When we arrived at the top, we could also see Wilson Peak of the Red Rock Canyon NCA escarpment and Mt. Potosi.
We signed the log book and ate a snack, still in no hurry. The air had warmed up enough so that we were not cold at the 10,250 foot level.
None of us wanted to come down off of the mountain but, alas, it had to come about. We returned the way we came until we reached the North Loop Meadow where we hung a left and took the Wild Horse Canyon Trail the rest of the way down. The columbines are past their prime and there was evidence of the wild horses in the area. But the alternate hike down was interesting, pleasant and unused by any of the Sunday hikers that were now making their appearance in the Spring Mountains. Seven great miles!