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April 2010
Volume 16, Issue 4

BRIDGE MOUNTAIN

Group #1 sets out up the trail from Red Rock Summit (highest point on Rocky Gap Rd.)

Group #1 (11 of us) poses at the trailhead. Group #2 (seven others led by Harlan) drove up to North Peak Wash and hiked up to the ridge from there.

Quentin says "Where is the route?"

Mike S. and Bridge Mountain

Leo and Debbie and others head down the sandstone.

Skip and his "harem"

Descending a crack

Groups #1 and #2 rejoin as we head up the crack

Harlan giving some words of encouragement

Debbie posing on top of the arch

Everyone tries to stay out of the wind at the summit.

A tinaja just north of the summit. Where's the diving board?

We eat lunch at the summit.

...And down we go.

Heading down the sandstone


 

LVMC MONTHLY BIO FEATURE

Nasrin Houston

Where were you born?
A small city in Iran

How long have you lived in Las Vegas?
7.5 years

What is your occupation?
Engineer

How long have you been an LVMC member?
3 years

What is you favorite hike/climb?
Hard to choose. I have many favorites.... In Southern Nevada Mummy Mtn, Bridge Mtn, Juniper Peak, and Griffith Peak. Outside the country... Simatai (Great Wall of China) and Dolomites in Italy.

What is the most challenging hike/climb you have done?
Mummy Mtn.

How did you get into hiking/climbing?
I started hiking in college with friends and fell in love with it.

What are your hobbies other than hiking/climbing?
Traveling, and Oil Painting


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President: Kristi Meyer
Vice President/Training Director: Richard Baugh
Secretary: Lynda Gallia
Treasurer: Beth Ransel
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Outings Director: Nasrin Houston
Membership Director: Chris Ransel
Website Director: Amy Brewster
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Club Gear Director: Xavier Wasiak
Social Director: Skip Spilman
Assistant Director: Doug Hladky
Assistant Director: Dale Lindhorst
Assistant Director: Kim Owen
Past President: Nadia von Magdenko

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GENERAL MEETINGS

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APRIL

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saha
ra West Library

Canadian Rockies
Richard Baugh

 

MAY

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saha
ra West Library

Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney
Chris Ransel


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