Just 17 miles west of the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip lay a vast scenic and recreational treasure: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Red and buff colored sandstone contrasts with dark gray-brown limestone in craggy peaks, smooth mounds, and fascinating shapes carved by wind and water erosion.
What are the first three things that come to mind when you think of Las Vegas? Gambling, entertainment, and dining? Probably. Whatever images come to mind, hiking is probably not among them. Don’t laugh. Strolling the Las Vegas Strip can be a surprisingly good workout!
I took up the game of golf for one primary reason: I love the appearance of golf courses, with their rolling green hills and lush oases of water and trees, and I wanted to be able to spend time on them. I’ve managed to experience some amazing courses in my few years of golfing. The Wynn Resort on the Las Vegas Strip offers one such experience.
Biking in congested Las Vegas is perilous, but just 17-miles due west of The Strip on West Charleston Boulevard, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is a premier bike venue, one of the best in America for scenery and excitement!
Las Vegas. The Land of Enchantment. The Eighth Wonder of the World. And about 17 miles from the city is 247 square miles of another wonder … Lake Mead. The lake supports a fine assortment of freshwater gamefish, but it’s the big lake’s treasure-trove of both largemouth and striped bass that attracts the lion’s share of the angling attention.
I was told to attend a work-related convention in Reno. A solo half-week in northern Nevada’s gaming and entertainment capital wasn’t my idea of a good time. I wasn’t thrilled about it until I was reminded that Reno is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s!
Winter’s snow takes its time in exiting New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. North facing trails and sheltered ravines can hold winter’s deposit well past Memorial Day. But when the snow is gone and the sun shines, the hiking begins.