On 05/27/2016 Blake Smith and I drove up to Mount Charleston and Deer Creek Road in an attempt a hike to "Raintree", a Bristlecone Pine tree, estimated to be more than 3,000 years old. From the trailhead, this hike requires an extremely three plus mile hike with a steep elevation gain of more than 1,583 feet.Unfortunately, we never did make it to this location. The good news was that we still had a great hike. Click here for pictures and a description of this hike ... North Loop Trail - Trip Notes for 05/27/2016. Click here for more pictures and information about previous hikes to this area ... North Loop Trail- Summary Page.