Families flock to Mount Charleston hoping to beat the heat
Many people head to Mount Charleston when the weather gets hot to escape the heat. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Mount Charleston, NV (KTNV) -- Sunday was the hottest day of the year so far in Southern Nevada and many people headed to higher elevations to beat the heat.
The Graham's spent an entire week camping in their recreational vehicle on Mount Charleston. It’s a short drive from their home in Las Vegas to the campsite but the drop in temperatures makes it seems as though they're a world away.
“I can't believe we are 30 minutes from our house, it feels like 300 miles,” said Ulla Graham.
“The climate outside is great,” said her son Luke.
Staff at the Mount Charleston Visitor’s Center said as the temperatures continue to rise, so do the amount of people looking to spend time on the mountain and away from the heat.
The Graham’s reserved their campsite nearly six months ago, but for their friends who didn't make a reservation, the family has extended an invitation.
“Almost daily somebody drives up here,and comes and plays and hikes with us,” said Ulla.
“We kind of rotate through friends,” added her husband, Todd. “Let them come up and get out of the heat as well.”