Charleston Peak


By: Parker Severson


This ll,910 foot peak located 35 miles NW of Las Vegas, was the objective of the DPS July 2 - 4. A lively campfire session was enjoyed by the group Saturday night in Kyle Canyon, with Janet Delmonte leading the singing. The hike up the mountain on Sunday, was led by Bob Bear, John Delmonte and the Werners. 25 turned out for the trip and 15 made the 18-mile hike to the summit and back. An interesting feature of this mountain are the fossil beds on top. On the summit they found the fox-hole used by the atom blast watchers.

Three new members were added to the DPS when Trudie, Tom and Peter Hunt completed the required number of peaks for membership by climbing Charleston.

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