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High Desert with Cactus, Vegas

How To Find The Needle In The Desert

A hike through a Nevada state park has unexpected consequences

I was hungry. And so ready for fajitas. “We have to go back,” my companion said. I looked at him, standing helplessly next to the parked car, and decided he was crazy. “It’s a big key,” he said matter-of-factly. “We’ll see it.” That was true—it was a big, expensive, black …more How To Find The Needle In The Desert

Red Rock photographed by mtnrockdhh

Traces Of The Ancients

Learn to scramble the calligraphic rocks in Calico Basin

Red Rock National Conservation Area is 15 miles from the Strip—its peaks poke from the horizon between Caesar’s Palace and the Mirage—but few visitors to Las Vegas ever glimpse its burnished outcrops, let alone probe its oracular beauty. It rises abruptly from the Mojave, truly as red as its name, …more Traces Of The Ancients