Because our scheduled hike to the Desert National Wildlife Range was cancelled due to it being closed down by the "Government Shutdown", we ended up doing some hiking at Mt. Charleston. Even here, several areas were closed and off limits due to July's wildfires, including Cathedral Rock and all of the public bathrooms and visitor center. We were, however, still able to find several places to hike. As a result I updated three existing pages, and created a new page for the North Loop Trail. Click here to view pictures and information on the three hiking locations we visited on today’s trip … the Fletcher Canyon Trail, Robber's Roost Trail and the North Loop Trail to Mt. Charleston. I also updated my page titled, Daytrip - Mt. Charleston Scenic Loop which acts as a summary page for hikes we have made in and around the Mt. Charleston area.