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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
There are several reasons climbing peaks are so appealing. Here are a few:
1. It's a measurable goal. You know you have achieved goal when you stand at the peak. This much different than having a goal that is difficult to measure such as: be happier.
2. You are in the great outdoors when you climb to a peak. Virtually everyone likes being outdoors. The sights, the smells, and even the sounds are uplifting.
3. When hiking to most peaks, especially Red Rock Peaks (just 20 miles west of Las Vegas, NV), you get away from the crowds. Over 95% of the time my group is the only group at the peak. Most hikers do not hike to peaks. This is a good thing.
4. Hiking to peaks is challenging. You find out what you are made of. We have become a nation of sedentary people. We need to move more and sit less.
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV