Saturday, May 3, 2008

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

We spent very little time in the casinos in Las Vegas except to walk through the shops and down the street gawking like tourists are supposed to.
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One day we drove out to Red Rock Canyon.
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I had read about this in Les's blog( see side bar) and thought we would try it. Believe me the pictures in no way show the sight. It is magnificent!
Some visitors even dye their hair for the occasion.
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There is a large visitors center, information center and gift shop for the first stop. You meet the Rangers and tell them what kind of hike you would like to take. A 13 mi. scenic drive surrounds some spectacular scenery and the hiking trails branch off the drive.
There are many mountain climbers out here, some free climbers and some technical. It all looks technical to me!
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Erwin and I have always wanted to see the desert in bloom and we got our wish....enjoy
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1 comment:

ames said...

Pretty pretty pictures. I'm glad you guys are doing the desert so I don't have to, ha!