Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Morning Light (2020) Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake Key [email protected] Questions What should …

Wild USA Links

Photo: Wetlands Park Links related to Wild USA presented in somewhat random fashion: Great American Outdoors ActDuring a time of uncertainty, Great American Outdoors Act deserves our supportThe Great American Outdoors Act passes Senate with bipartisan supportFederal Land Ownership: Overview and Data – Congressional Research Service (PDF) HeadlinesHow to Apply for a Job That Pays …

Mato Tipila

Lingo Cards Spotlight on Mato Tipila, aka Devil’s Tower National Monument Key Linksnps.gov/deto/index.htm – https://www.facebook.com/[email protected] Google Maps HistoryFollowing the passage of the Antiquities Act in June 1906, Frank W. Mondell (1860-1939), Representative-at-Large from Wyoming and resident of Newcastle, lent his support to the plan to have the area preserved as a national monument. Mondell was …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps: Sunrise Mountain The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is often referred to …

Milwaukee Links

Milwaukee Flag Links related to Milwaukee, Wisconsin presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesDNC 2020 Convention – Politico Elsewhere on the WebDiscovery WorldPotawatomi Hotel and CasinoWisconsin Center Recommended [email protected] Live is only available on desktop during Packers Radio Network broadcasts Governmentcity.milwaukee.gov – @cityofmilwaukeeeco – @ecoCityMKEEco_Brochure (PDF) Tourism Portalsmilwaukee.org – @visitmilwaukee Culinary Tourism / Where to Eat …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …

Nevada Reopens

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Nevada issued a state at home order. Starting in June, the state has begun to reopen. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets (March-May and June-) documenting how the state and Las Vegas in particular respond to this new situation. Our rolling coverage is dived into the following …

Minneapolis-St Paul

Photo: Food truck Wikipedia: Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota. The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and Saint Paul, the state capital. Despite the Twin …

Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

Photo: Michael Campbell, BLM, Mushrooms The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness is a forested wilderness area adjacent to the Umpqua River in the Southern Oregon Coast Range of Oregon. It was officially designated in March 2019. BLM: The Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, nestled along the Umpqua River east of Reedsport, Oregon, is a rugged and largely inaccessible area …