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Feb 23, 2008 - Valley of Fire

My time in Las Vegas was drawing to a close, and I wanted to see Valley of Fire State Park before leaving. Kevin and I drove north along the scenic Northshore Drive, which is located along the west side of Lake Mead. The road passes through interesting countryside and every now and then provides a glimpse of Lake Mead. We arrived at the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park. It’s a beautiful, dramatic park and is filled with spectacular red rock formations. One of the first we saw was elephant rock, which is so clearly evident. The...

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Nov 12, 2007 - Valley of Fire State Park, Las Vegas, NV

This park came highly recommended by a fellow hiker in Death Valley, so we changed our route to Arizona to include this park. As you enter the valley, you are awed by red rocks strutting from the valley floor. These rocks are sand dunes that have turned to rock, and full of petroglyphs. Our one day turned into three!

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Oct 16, 2007 - Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada

On our way from Zion down towards Las Vegas, we stopped off in Valley of Fire State Park for a few nights. We had been to the park twice before; the first time passing through the park on our way up to Zion at the start of our RV trip in the spring of 2005, and the second time as a day trip up from Las Vegas in February 2007 with some high school classmates with whom we had gotten together in Las Vegas for a mini-reunion. On both occasions we were thrilled by the beauty of this small group of red rock hills clustered together in the midst...

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Sep 26, 2007 - Valley of Fire State Park

There are a few places to see around Las Vegas that I hadn't heard of before. This is one of them - about a 1.5 hour drive from Boulder City to the north. Since we had to go through Las Vegas to get there (or back for a circular drive), we went to find where I need to go for my seminar in a couple of days first. Once we found that, we were near "The Strip" so we cruised that around noontime. There were alot of people out walking and shopping but Mom got to look at the facades of lots of casinos. I tried to get a picture or two for her out...

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Oct 9, 2006 - Hoover Dam

Seeing the massive walls plunging away from the side of the road and the slanted electrical pylons leaning precariously from it's edges was just too tempting a sight for us not to stop and check out the Hoover Dam on our way towards Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. It certainly was an amazing feat of engineering, even for those who, like me, wouldn't usually recognize such a thing if it stood up and smacked us in the face. Set amid the incredibly dry Mohave Desert, the concrete Dam towers (at a height of 726 feet) over the Black Canyon and...

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Aug 20, 2006 - Hoover Dam

We stopped off at the hoover Dam on our way to Las Vegas. I went on a tour of the dam, the tour takes you 500ft down into the heart of the dams powerplant, its real interesting and well worth the $11 fee. I also enjoyed the biggest ice cream ive ever seen.

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