The gravel tracks are extremely long, the red pines are immensely tall, and the view from the summit is endless. The USA is a country of superlatives and that also applies to its natural wonders. Charleston Peak stands at a respectable 3,632 metres, making it the eighth highest mountain in the US state of Nevada. Passing by mountain mahogany, silver fir, and a 3,000-year-old Raintree, head straight up skywards on the North Loop Trail. Or if you are happy with a little less – such as observing Palmer’s chipmunks – explore the area around the Cathedral Rock Trail, which is the only place you will find the cheeky little chipmunks.