Mt. Charleston Trails

On Saturday one of my co-workers picked me up and we headed to Mt. Charleston to hike up Mary Jane Falls (attempted).

The adventure kicked off to a very slow start. We were supposed to be on the road by 11am, but my co-worker kept falling asleep. It wasn’t until 1pm he showed up at my house.

On our way to Mt. Charleston another small delay happened, we got hungry. So we decided to stop and get something from Burger King. While sitting down eating, some guys came in and tried selling their cologne to everyone. It was funny and sad at the same time. After we finished our meal and getting back to the car one of the cologne “salesman” tried again to get us to buy their product with the pitch “It’ll make the girls panties drop”. I politely said no and we were back on the road.

I knew there was going to be snow there. What I didn’t know was that the weather was going to be a bit harsh. It’s a good thing I didn’t take The Green Goblin cause the windshield wipers in that thing don’t work and we would’ve had to Ace Ventura it up the mountain.

About 30 minutes left to get to our destination on Mt. Charleston two things happened. One, the car wasn’t powerful enough to climb up the mountain. Two, my co-worker wasn’t watching the gas level and we were between half and quarter tank left. Realizing we probably weren’t going to make it to Mary Jane Falls we pulled over to the nearest lot (which was The Resort), and decided to hike whatever trail in that area. The beginning of the first trail wasn’t too bad, but while trying to get to the second trail it became too steep with snow and me and my co-worker kept sliding down the damn thing. It wasn’t worth trying to “climb” it and decided to try and find another trail and walk around that.

After walking on another trail we found we hiked on it for a little bit then decided to turn around cause we didn’t know how far it went and where it ended. Also it was started to hail/snow pretty hard and didn’t want to be those guys on the news cause we got stranded out in the cold.

While going back into Las Vegas we decided to eat at a Vietnamese restaurant called Basil N Lime. The food was good albeit pricey. Overall it turned out of be a rather busy but interesting day. Since we didn’t get to hike where we wanted to go, we decided we’ll do it when there’s no snow, probably right before summer hits. Anyways, that was my Saturday. This is the Samoan-Ninja signing off.

The Catch Up

Ugh. I really need to stop procrastinating on making blog posts. Lots of stuff has happened since my last update, and now I wish I posted each time those events were happening while it was all fresh in my head. Oh well, the only pictures and videos I have are of my San Francisco trip, that’s good enough I guess. Anyways, here’s what happened to me so far.

In August, I was in Jerry’s wedding. Everything went perfect… Well, everything except for ONE thing. I’m being really “biased” on this because it had to do with me. You see I was given the task of the “Best Man Speech” without being the Best Man. About 2 weeks before the wedding I would jot down different ideas and whatnot. Fast forward to the actual wedding, I had a bunch of scribbled up notes, and in the heat of the moment I said “Fuck it” and winged the whole thing. If you asked me how it went, the replay in my head has me standing for 10 minutes saying “Uhhhh”. I’m probably hella judging it really harshly, I bet it’s really not ALL that bad… You know what? Scratch that, my speech hella sucked. If you’re ever in that position please prepare WAY ahead of time. Well at least I can say the speech I gave qualified as an item on my Bucket List. I’ll go ahead and cross off “Address a speech to at least a hundred people”. It didn’t have to be a good speech, just A speech haha. (There is a video of my speech, and NO, I’m not going to post it.)

In late October my employment status changed from Temp to being hired on full-time. One thing that I really love about the place is the co-workers. I’m surrounded by a bunch of like-minded nerds and it really makes working enjoyable.

In November, I went to the Bay Area. I was supposed to attend a surprise Birthday party for an elderly Aunt but there was a change of plans, and I didn’t get to go but something else did happen. I got to hit up one of my favorite buffets called Hot Pot City, then walked around the 49ers museum at Levi’s Stadium. Then the next day a bunch of family members came over and we had ourselves an early Thanksgiving. On my last day, got a sandwich from Little Luccas, and then hit up Baker beach then made it back to the my cousin’s house in time to watch the Warriors play/WWE Survivor Series. It was a small yet very awesome trip.

That’s not even all the photos I took. All the pictures from my trip are in the gallery and can be viewed here. Before I go I’d like to say Happy New Year to everyone, and that one of my New Year Resolutions is to travel A LOT. Next post I’ll make a list of places I would like to go, and hell, maybe I’ll even go get my damn passport renewed. Anyways guys, be safe, and don’t treat people like shit. Make this New Year a good one, no matter what. Later.