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Pit Bull Sundays


So for a while now I’ve wanted to get to the top of the peak in the back of this photo.


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The name of the peak, I now know, is Turtlehead Peak.  It’s tall, not really tall, but tall enough.

The easiest way to get to it, and easy is a relative term of course, is a 2.5 mile hike with 2000ft of ascent.  800ft of that ascent is in .4 miles.  It has a steep part.  The ascent, just so you know is from the other side of the mountain.

This last Sunday we, Erin, me, Stella and Roxy, made it to the top.  On Monday we were all tired, and at least a little sore.

It’s one of those things that’s cool to be able say you’ve done, and it certainly provides a feeling of accomplishment having done it.  It was, tough, quite tough.  But certainly fun.

Next week I think we’ll do something easier though.  Tough, but less tough.

Here’s the view from the top looking back towards this image.  Las Vegas is in the background, through the haze.