Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cycling The Las Vegas Alps At Mt. Charleston

Time to climb.

On Sunday morning, I drove to the Spring Mountains visitors center, which is around 6,500 feet in Kyle Canyon.

Then it was off to the Las Vegas ski center, 14 miles away and more than 2,000 feet of climbing.

But the views -- it's worth the grind up on State Road 157.

Peak on 157 was 8,437 feet.

When I finally reached the ski center, I joined some motorcyclists. And then they came -- a bunch of Porsche motorists who felt entitled to take over the entire end of the road because I guess they're special for owning Porsches.

Then it was back to 157 for the ride to the visitors center on Kyle Canyon Road.

And back at the visitors center. Total elevation gain -- 3,470 feet.

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