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4/14 - 4/18/2015 Granny Moment, Las Vegas, NV - My daughter and grandsons, 2 and 5 years old, were visited from Pemberton, BC, Canada, it was a highlight of the moment of my life. We have a gondola ride that runs on the 2nd floor of the Venetian. Also we have hiked at VOF, and enjoyed at the Craig Ranch Regional Park.
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4/8/2015 Tropicana Flamingo Wash Trail, NV (9 miles) - It is located southwest of Las Vegas Valley, another urban trail. This trail is strictly just a trail that run by the dry wash, no landscape, no artworks and no picnic tables. However I saw least amount of the trash and graffiti compare to another urban trails.
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4/2/2015 Bighorn Cove, Lake Mead, AZ (10 miles) - Via bottom of dried canyon hike to get to the Cove, this route was much better than the dirt road. Water color of Colorado River is dark blue and cove area is green. I was hoping to get to the Frogman petroglyphs site that one mile north from the cove, but not easy to get there and I couldn't.
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3/25/2015 Greenwater Canyon Cave, Death Valley, CA (7.8 miles) - This is my 5th try to visiting this cave, when last time I was near it but I twisted my ankle and came back without visiting the cave. I was so happy to see it at this time, pictographs are not only side of wall but on the ceiling too, I have to lie down to enjoy it.
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3/24/2015 Blackrock Well Petroglyphs, Death Valley, CA (4.3 miles) - This is close to the Nelson Range High Point, which I have hiked on 5/4/14. I was expected if I am lucky I can find a few petroglyphs, but I found a lot. One of the wall that not like a large size TV, it was more like a cinema screen. One large petroglyphs was located very steep high up.
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3/24/2015 Hard Luck Mine Castle, NV - Randy is the owner and creator of this castle, this is a man's castle. He is working 15 years by now and completed about 90%. The music room is gorgeous full of pipes of pipe organs. It is for sale, asking price is $1.5 Million. Energy from wind and solar cells.
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3/23/2015 Bonnie Clair Ghost Town, NV - Built a mill to treat ore from all over the district. When the Bullfrog-Goldfield Railroad reached this town that was the peak. When completed Scotty´s Castle in Death Valley building materials delivery the railroad pulled out of Bonnie Claire, the town quickly died.
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3/23/2015 Alkali Hot Springs, NV - This place is located northwest of the Goldfield. Very nice hot water is coming out but hot tubs are need to clean, not desired to soak in. There are two large hot pools but again need to clean to swim in. This place definitely need a caretaker.
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3/23/2015 Silver Peak Sand Dune, NV - Fire Chief in the Silver Peak gave me incorrect information about petroglyphs, I was trying to find it all day yesterday and all morning today I have hiked total 14 miles, but couldn't find it, addition to he never answer my phone calls. Then end up I am at sand dune to enjoy the white sand at this afternoon.
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3/21/2015 Lee Hot Springs, NV - Use to a large hot springs area but getting dried out. Currently still hot water is coming out but there is a no hot tub or pool to soak in. Surrounding area is dried tall weeds to indicate use to be a nice wetland area.
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3/21/2015 Grimes Point, NV - I didn't visit the Hidden Cave and Burnt Cave at last time, so that this is my second time to visit here. It is popular place for family to enjoy or nice place to walk around here. They have many petroglyphs but most of are faint out but some of are still going strong.
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3/21/2015 Burnt Cave, Grimes Point, NV - The sign said, this is two-chambered cave but I saw only one, I think to get another one is crawl into tiny hole that located righ bottom of behind me of top cener photo.
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3/21/2015 Hidden Cave, Grimes Point, NV - I was lucky to get inside the cave, seems to not open all the time. It was touring day and I joined them or followed them. It was very humidity inside and relatively smaller size. It doesn't have "wow" factor but nice to see it.
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3/21/2015 Winnemucca Lake, NV - These petroglyphs are oldest petroglyphs in North America located by the highway 447, west side of the Winnemucca Lake that east side of the Pyramid Lake. There is no sign to indicate it, however I saw a closed area sign. I couldn't believe that these are 14,800 years old petroglyphs.
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