Places Visited, on Three Continents
PART THREE: NORTH AMERICA---U.S. State of NEVADA
A page with links to a number of places in Nevada including some of these:
Also including some of these places very near home in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Red Rock: Directly West of Las Vegas (also see a number of more recent Red Rock pages linked below)
In late 1994 I walked into the Sheep Range, north of Las Vegas, and ran out of daylight, but the trees, snow and sunset were nice.
A visit to the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, the place where Las Vegas ("the meadows") was given its name by a Spanish explorer, reminded me that I am not always the best photo-and-word describer of a place. There is no way I can compete with their awesome website! (Click here to go there.)
A number of pages are dedicated to the Spring Range, just west of Las Vegas
But there are more specialized Spring Range views on this site, like this look at glaciation evidence on the Spring Range:
The Spring Range is a Winter playground for Las Vegas, it even has a ski resort:
Every once in a while, it snows in Las Vegas (three times in the 16 years I have lived here):
Flying into Las Vegas from the West usually gives good views of the Spring Range and the Red Rock Canyon area adjoining the western edge of Las Vegas:
Photos of the Spring Range and Red Rock from the air. A different flight path.
Speaking of Red Rock Canyon,
A very short visit to the white rock part of Red Rock Canyon.
Having decided to do more local stuff, here is a fourth Red Rock walk, one that starts where the first walk ended and attempted but failed to reach to where the second walk ended. But, the destination is the journey.
Very late Summer of 2010 and we find ourselves in two riparian areas in and near Red Rock for walks with our dogs. They liked the water as much as we did!
THE BRIDGE THAT BYPASSES HOOVER DAM IS NOW COMPLETE: The Hoover Dam Bypass project has a website with splendid photos giving the history of the entire bridge-building project. This bridge is one that my mother and I frequently visited during its earlier construction years, until August of 2005. So it meant something to me to be able to drive and walk across it now that it is done. The page then goes on to look at the Colorado River from the window of an American Airlines flight to Dallas/Fort Worth.
There is more to the Mojave Desert in Nevada:
Two small caves/rock shelters in Nevada of great archaeological significance (Hidden and Spirit Caves, and the story of Spirit Cave Man, a > 10,000 year old mummy in Nevada!)
Yucca Mountain from the air, with some commentary on MX missiles, nuclear rockets, and brothels.
A virtual tour of Yucca Mountain showing its geological and geographical setting.
The Shrine to Sekhmet in Cactus Springs, Nevada.Why this shrine means something about peace between religions to me, whether that is its theme or not.
THE FOLLOWING LINKS ALSO APPEAR ON THE CALIFORNIA PAGE (see next linked page below for more), BUT MOTHER NATURE RESPECTS NO STATE BOUNDARIES:
The Little River That Could and Sometimes Does (the Amargosa River in Nevada and California)
A Revisit to the Amargosa River in 2004
The Desert Flowers of 2005 (a series of pages including a look at water-flow via the Amargosa River into Death Valley in a very wet Winter season)
The Desert Flowers of 2005 a month later, in Late March (another look at water, flowers, and Death Valley)
DEVILS HOLE WORKSHOP Field Trips (in California and Nevada) links to photos and impressions from the annual workshop's field trips from 2004 through 2008
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Go to Second Western Europe Page (Andorra, England, France, Spain)
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