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Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
USGS topo: Charleston Peak. USFS: Las Vegas Ranger District.
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Forest Service
The Mount Charleston Wilderness Area not only provides relief from the desert environment, but relief from the hot summer heat. The wilderness contains the highest elevations in the Spring Mountains, with the summit of Charleston Peak at 11,918 feet. Flora
The area extends completely across the crest of the Spring Mountains and contains 18,000 acres of bristlecone pine, the most extensive stand of these ancient trees to be found in the intermountain region. These trees are valued for their esthetic and scientific purposes and are among the oldest living, non-clonal organisms in the world.
Wildlife: Rocky Mountain elk
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