Death Valley National Park

Photo: NASA Earth (Some rights reserved) Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. 2022 news: In one of the driest places on Earth, a thousand-year rain event delivered 75 percent of the yearly average precipitation in just three hours. Tupippuh …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Rock Stacking, August 2022 (Some rights reserved) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 2016 on the northbound side of Interstate 15 near the southern, southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, about 30 miles from the Vegas Strip. One of our Las Vegas faves, this installation of 30-feet …

Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Lovell Canyon (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yGgwB65KknyN34wBA …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 and Lake Mead (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow monsoons affect Lake Mead’s water levelThe Southwest is bone dry. Now, a key water source is …

Burning Man

Photo: BLM (Some rights reserved) The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on the Black Rock Desert Playa since 1990. Events in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled for in-person attendance. 2022 dates: August 28-September 5. The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and …

Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo: Ron Mader, City Hall (Some rights reserved) Publisher’s note: Viva las aventuras lentas (slow adventures) and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming, and entertaining. Check out personal faves, updated with readers’ and neighbors’ feedback. Las Vegas is one of the most storied cities in the world. A hospitality …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise (Some rights reserved) Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. For the first time since it was created in the 1930s, a federal water shortage has been declared for Lake Mead, including mandatory water cutbacks …

Boulder City, Nevada

Photo: Pancake Breakfast (Some rights reserved) Gateway to Hoover Dam, Boulder City, home of the summertime Damboree Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/wGr3B22KHU5gVCW99 EventsFebruary Dam Short Film FestivalMay  Spring Jamboree July Damboree Tourism PortalsVisit Boulder City Where to eatSouthwest Diner – southwestdinerbouldercity.com – 761 Nevada Highway, Facebook, @Southwest_Diner ParksHemenway Valley Park Elsewhere on the Webbcnv.org – Historic Preservation Month – …

Henderson Discovery Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Discovery (Some rights reserved) Henderson’s Discovery Park is located at 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway. Key Linkscityofhenderson.com Google Maps ElsewhereFlickr iNaturalist765278927652650476525439 Embedded Tweets Nearby Planeta.com

Nevada Links

Nevada flag What would locals like others know about Nevada? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesVaccine Mandates Crash Into America’s ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’ State – PoliticoNevada is on the verge of passing a public optionA showdown in Nevada could determine the future of electric vehicles in the U.S. – …