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12/21/2014 Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail(2/2), Las Vegas, NV (8 miles) - Finished entire Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail today, which I have started yesterday. Today was northwest part of the trail that from the Craig Regional Ranch Park. The Farmers Market was open today in the park, its open every sunday from 9am to 2pm.
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12/20/2014 Lower Las Vegas Wash Trail (1/2), Las Vegas, NV (5.5 miles) - I was sick for while, got a cold, this is first hike almost in two weeks. This hike/walk was portion of the trail, southeast segment. The trail is very nice but I didn't see anyone to enjoy the hike/walk, however I saw few bikers. The trail runs next to the flood control drainage.
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12/13/2014 m&m (Ethel m) Christmas Light, Henderson, NV - Over 500,000 Christmas lights brighten the cactus garden after dark. At the same time, there are tons of visitors, mainly families. Everyone especially children enjoy bright Christmes lights garden, however Santa Claus is available only Friday through Sunday before Christmas.
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12/13/2014 m&m (Ethel m) Cactus Garden, Henderson, NV - Their cactus garden is one of the world's largest cactus gardens and nice to walk around. There are over 350 rare and exotic plant species everywhere in the garden. All cacti and trees are covered with Christmas light wires.
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12/13/2014 m&m (Ethel m) Chocolates Factory, Henderson, NV - Official name of the company is "Ethel m" but m&m is well known, I called m&m instea, where "m" means "Mars" last name of the originator. Self guided tour is available for chocolate factory but workers got day off for weekends in December, so I got empty factory tour today.
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12/13/2014 Pinballl Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, NV - This place located across from the Liberace Museum. They have 275 pinball machines and still all machines are good working condition. They called interactive museum, anyone can use any machines, some machine is one of kind and over $100,000 price tag.
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12/9/2014 Christmas Magic, Craig Ranch Regional Park, North Las Vegas, NV - It is located north side of the Craig Ranch Regional Park. It's opened 5pm-10pm entire month of December. A few people started to decorating the park more than one month ago and finally Christmas Magic is arrived. There are so many animated display all over.
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12/9/2014 Bitter Ridge, Lake Mead, NV (2.2 miles) - This place is visible from long distance and beautiful. At the top, there are large cairns, west side has one and east side has two. West side peak called the Bitter Ridge Tall Cairn Peak and east side peak called the Bitter Ridge East Peak, from Peakbagger.com.
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12/6/2014 S Cove Peak, Lake Mead, NV (9.5 miles) - It is located in the Jimbilnan Wildness in Lake Mead. I called it "Ridge Wow" hike because when reach a ridge "Wow" came out. The view was incredible, pinnacles, rock formations, mountains, arch and Lake Mead. There are tons of un-named mountains/peaks/hills around here.
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11/29/2014 Boyscout Canyon Hot Springs, NV (8.1 miles) - Attempt - Via Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail and pass the saddle by the Hoover Dam-Bridge BM. Less than 1/4 mile but too many cliffs and couldn't find a suitable way to reach, time was running out. Courtesty 1st row 4th from left by Chris Meyer and Last photo by Laszlo Heredy.
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11/24/2014 Primm Outlet Mall, NV - Usually I passed this place, today I sptopped by to see what this shopping mall looks like. This mall is located very end of the Nevada and California border. North side of the mall is the Primm Valley Casino Resorts and continue to shopping mall follow. In the mall, there are many brand name outlet stores.
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11/24/2014 Lava Tube, Mojave National Preserve, CA - Lava field is located between Kelso Visitor Center and town of Baker. The Lava Tube is more likely the volcanic cave, and some of we can walk in the tube/tunnel/cave with own risk.
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11/23/2014 Rock Spring, Mojave National Preserve, CA (1.5 miles) - A ranger told me and I was here to see the petroglyphs, there is no sign to indicate the location of the petroglyphs, a means I have to look up/down to find it. I found petroglyphs near the Rock Springs area.
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11/23/2014 Barber Peak Loop, Mojave National Preserve, CA (6 miles) - Variety of rock formations that can be seen from this loop hike, white rock under the brown rock was beautiful, black volcanic rocks were totally different from other rocks, and merge to the Rings Loop and climb up steep wallls using rings that was fun parts.
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11/22/2014 Hole-in-the-Wall, Mojave National Preserve, CA (3 miles) - I have hiked the Ring Loop Trail and join the ranger leading petroglyphs tour. There are soo many holes in the rock wall and fun to climb up using the rings. The petroglyphs are on the volcanic rocks and not easy to see the total figures.
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11/22/2014 Ivanpah Solar Power, CA - Curretly the world's largest solar thermal power station and opened February of this year. There are three towers with 55,000 solar panels for each tower. Bright place has water tank and heat it up, steam comes down and generate energy. Need constantly clean the solar cell panels.
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11/18/2014 Arizona Hot Springs Petroglyphs, AZ - These petroglyphs are located in the dry wash area one mile east side of the Arizona Hot Springs. The view of surrounding mountains, canyons and rock formations are gorgeoous. Few dry waterfall walls are challengeable to climb up for adventures.
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