12, Issue 3
Toby is excited about his first "solo" LVMC hike
Bob, Amy, Kristi & Toby pause for a photo along the
It's a cakewalk along the plateau near the summit
Group summit photo
Bob pondering Hoover Dam and Lake Mead
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Assistant Director: Richard
Assistant Director: Howard
Assistant Director: Alan
Past President: Xavier
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in your best photos from LVMC outings for the First Annual LVMC
Photo Contest. The contest will be open through November 2006 and
prizes will be awarded at the annual Christmas Party! Click HERE
for the contest rules. Please submit photos via e-mail to Joel
Brewster and happy shooting!
(Remember, photos must be taken during an LVMC outing.)
Report by Amy Brewster, Photos by Joel Brewster
Participants: Alda Behie, Bob Grozenski, Kristi Meyer,
Peggy Rescheske, Joel, Amy, Toby & Sierra Brewster
We started out on a beautiful February day, hoping to successfully hike
Fortification Hill. The last time Joel, Amy, Toby, and Bob tried to get
to Fortification Hill, we were thwarted by the Hoover Dam Bypass project.
We had heard the road was passable again, so Alda, Kristi, Peggy and 2-month-old
Sierra joined us this time to check it out. This was four-year-old Toby’s
first LVMC hike without being carried at all. He last ascended Fortification
Hill at 10 months old via backpack. (Click HERE
The weather was gorgeous. The sun might have been too
hot while we exerted ourselves if not for a perfect cool breeze. Our conversation
was interrupted at times by helicopters and a few small planes flying
overhead. The group (well, mostly Toby and Joel) counted 49 helicopters
that passed overhead during our hike, carrying tourists to spectacular
views of Lake Mead.
Kristi pointed out how memorable this hike is because
Fortification Hill’s flat top is so visible in the Lake Mead area.
When viewed from below, it’s fun to remember hiking across the “table-top”
in the final moments before the summit.
Sierra hitches a ride from Kristi
We enjoyed a moderate to slow pace, as no one was in
a hurry and four-year-old legs are pretty short. At the top, we munched
on lunch while taking in a 360-degree view of the Strip, Lake Mead, Hoover
Dam, Hamblin Mountain, Muddy Mountain and even snow on Mt.Charleston all
the way across the valley. We all took our turn to sign the register (even
Toby), then headed down.
Toby signing his first summit register!
for a great panoramic photo of Fortification Hill on hikinglasvegas.com.
Thanks, Brandon for letting us use this awesome photo!
We finished our trip with a stop at the Boulder City A&W Root Beer.
Brett Dawson initiated us seven years ago into his tradition of root beer
floats after Lake Mead-area hikes. We’ve never had reason to challenge
a yummy tradition like that.
Replacing those precious calories at A&W
IN CLIMBING THURSDAY NIGHTS?
Come join us Thursday evenings at the rock gym (now called Red Rock
Climbing Center), located at Charleston and Cimarron.
No experience required. We're there 6-8 pm.
Shoes are available to rent at the gym and some harnesses are available.
Contact Bruce Lacroix.
HERE FOR LVMC
The Las Vegas
Mountaineers hold their monthly meetings at the Sahara West Library,
9600 West Sahara. Click HERE for map. Meeting
time is 7:00 p.m.
My Sierra Summer 2005