Frenchman Mountain situated on the eastern edge of the Las Vegas valley in southern Nevada. It was named for Paul Watelet, a European immigrant who developed a mine in the mountains following reports of a 1912 gold strike. The only problem was Watelet was not French, but Belgian.
The area is known for hiking and its geology and not for its beauty, but it does have really nice views of the Vegas skyline. We hiked the area near the “needle” hoping to find a petroglyph site that I had heard of, but no luck there. What we did find was a possible scratch glyph and a shelter.