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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
June is one of the best months to hike in Mt. Charleston. The days are long and the Monsoon season is still a month away. Dress in layers to keep comfortable. Bring a Camelbak or similar type of a daypack to stay hydrated. I suggest starting with the lower elevation trails in May and June, since Charleston received a lot of snow this winter.
Hiking poles are a big help in Mt. Charleston
Electro-Bites are designed for endurance athletes to help prolong their training and improve their race performance. While the company's intial focus is on runners, I thought hikers could benefit from Electro-Bites. When you think about it hikers are in the mountains up to 10+ hours. They need products that can help their endurance and recovery.
What are Electro-Bites
Electro-Bites are a baked product that are easily dissolved in the mouth. They are not a gel or a bar. They are made from coconut oil, agave syrup and potato starch, which provide excellent sources of carbs and fats. They taste like a salted graham cracker.
Since they are a baked product they are not susceptible to heat or cold. No more melting like some energy bars or being so hard due to cold weather you are afraid you might break a tooth! They are also very lightweight so they don't add any weight to your daypack.
Each 100 CALORIE SERVING contains –
Organic Coconut Oil
Organic Agave Syrup
Sodium (190mg) , Magnesium (46mg), Potassium (55mg)
A Variety of Flavors for You
Electro-Bites come in these flavors:
A Test of Electro-Bites
I tried Electro-Bites on a speed ascent of Kraft Mtn in Red Rock Canyon, which is 20 miles West of Las Vegas, NV. Speed ascents are just like they sound: you hike/scramble as fast as you can to the summit. It's a great, grueling workout and a perfect test for Electro-Bites.
I enjoyed the taste and I felt I recovered fast. I was not dizzy or weak like I can be after pushing myself to the limit. Speed ascents are brutal and recovering sometimes takes days. It's fairly warm this time of the year in Las Vegas, even in early morning, so this was a good test.
I recommend giving Electro-Bites a try.
You can learn more and buy them here.
Branch Whitney created the 52 Peak Club in March of 2011.
He is the author of the book: Hiking Las Vegas, an Amazon Best Seller
He also is the author of four other hiking guidebooks
He has led more than 8,000 hikers to over 100 different peaks
He has named over 30 peaks including: Bridge Point, White Pinnacle Peak, Ice Box Peak, Summerlin Peak, Northshore Peak, Oak Creek Overlook and many more.
He has found over 60 routes to peaks in Southern NV and beyond.
He has consulted for: Vasque, Geigerrig, REI, Zappos and has spoke to several companies
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