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Top of Rainbow EscarpmentVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking4.95 Miles 1,375 AEG
Hiking4.95 Miles   2 Hrs   3 Mns   2.61 mph
1,375 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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I go to Vegas every February for the annual Western Petroleum Marketers Association Conference. All I have to do is show up for the dinners and pretend to have fun, and my days are free to do whatever I want. My first hike on Monday was to the Rainbow Escarpment. I got a somewhat late start, as I had first stopped by the Pro fuel terminal on the opposite side of town to say Hi to the terminal employees and steal some hats. When I finally reached the trailhead it was very windy, and foggy. Luckily, the trail immediately starts climbing, which helped me warm up.

Views were very limited with the fog, so I was kind of bummed about that. Every so often I would catch a glimpse of the views below, but they never lasted for more than a few seconds. The geology in the area is fascinating, and the vegetation is different enough from the Sonoran desert to be interesting as well. The trail was enjoyable though, and I took some of the side trails for short distances, but since there were no views to be had in the fog, I didn't waste much time and decided to move on to another hike. I'll try this one again on a clearer day, and probably follow the ridge further north too.
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