Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Devil's Thumb / Lee Peak - 5/28/13

Taking a Break at the Base of Devil's Thumbnail
 Today's hike was truly a Super Tuesday hike as Mike OC shepherded the group up Trail Canyon then onward up the North Loop Trail to the end of a ridge below Mt. Charleston Peak that is called the Devil's Thumb. At the end of this ridge is a large rock outcropping that is affectionately called the Devil's Thumbnail. Here is where the main lunch break occurred. After the break, most of the group bagged Lee Peak on the way back. Mike OC sent these photos and wrote a few words about the day as written below.

Lee Peak Summit Photo Showing Ski Slopes Below
We had a baker's dozen show up for the big Tuesday trek to Devil's Thumb (11,017') & Lee Peak (11,318').  Absolutely perfect weather with a nice cloud cover and a cool breeze.  Twelve made it to the Thumb and nine set foot on Lee Peak a short time later.  This was the prep for the big one (think Charleston Peak) in three weeks time.  Some of the gang actually wanted to go to Charleston Summit today!  Tough to rein these wild horses in!

Twas a long day in the saddle as the crew logged 14 miles & 4200 feet of vertical in 6 1/2 hours. MOC

Today's Hikers at the Mummy Mountain Overlook

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