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10/26/2014 Notch Peak, UT - Attempt (6.7 miles) - We approached from the north, however time was running out, where we spent too much time for finding the TH at morning and road was high clearance 4x4 rought road. However we found very nice view of west side Notch Peak range that the turning point for us.
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10/25/2014 Cricket Mountains High Point, UT - (2.8 miles) - This hike was walk in the park that Erick descrived compare to the Ruby Dome. The third row is the Sevier Lake, the lake water contain 2 1/2 times more salinity than ocean that caused to not freeze in winter, the area is 25 miles long and 7 miles wide and no outlet.
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10/22/2014 California Trail Interpretive Center, NV - Eight miles west from Elko and opened June 2012, they spent nearly 20 million dollars to create this place. It is located on the California Trail, which more than 250,000 pioneer emigrants pass through here in 1840 and 1850. They close Monday and Tuesday, admission is free of charge.
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10/22/2014 Liberty Lake, NV (8 miles) - There are Dollar Lakes, Lamoille Lake and Liberty lake are on the way and I can see the Favre Lake in the far distance. All those lakes are gorgeous lakes with beautiful mountains background. TH is located at the end of the Lamoille Canyon National Forest Scenic Byway.
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10/22/2014 Lamoille Canyon, NV - This canyon is registered as a National Forest Scenic Byway and only the one National Forest scenic Byway in Nevada. Very difficult to drive because road is curved many places and narrow, then lookup many beautiful rock formations. A good news was not many visitors and I stopped middle of road to take photos.
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10/21/2014 Northeastern Nevada Museum, NV - When people are recognized, the end of the life is near, they donate to preserve their collection that happened here, donated the gun and taxidermy collections to this museum. Even taxidermy collector donated to extend a building to display his collection of taxidermy. Both extensive collections.
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10/21/2014 Dry Suzie Hot Springs, NV - It is located northeast of town of Carlin and south side of this area is running the California Trail, see second photo. The hot water was abounding, see first photo for the exact location, but too hot to soak and need better permanent facility here, seems to only they have old hot tub and bath tub.
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10/20/2014 Wild Horse State Park, NV - It is Nevada's northernmost state park, 67 miles north of Elko, and official name is the Wild Horse State Recreation Area. The Wild Horse Reservoir was constructed in 1937, and there are two dams, one is the backup dam. Fishing is the major activity in this park.
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10/20/2014 Mountain City, NV - One of the Internet site listed that the Golden Rule store is the forerunner of the JCPenny store, but I talked to people they denied. The Golden Rule Store name from the Christian Bible, and one owner and one store that has been closed business for 7 years.
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10/19/2014 Ruby Pyramid, NV - It is called the Ruby Dome-East in the Peakbagger.com, but we called it the Pyramid. It was bonus peak. If hike from the TH for this Peak, the distance is 9.8 miles. Suppose to rock armed chair on the top but someone destroied it that was sad. Nice weather and nice view with good companies, what's ask for more?
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10/19/2014 Ruby Dome, NV (total 10.5 miles from the TH that include the Pyramid Pk) - It is one of the LVMC 50 Peaks list. It is located east side of town of the Elko, northern Nevada. The gate was privately owned, need a key to get in. It was strenuous boulder climbing/hopping rocks hike. The view from the peak was breathtaking.
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10/18/2014 Griswold Lake, NV (3.3 miles) - We were backpacking and camp out at elevation about 3,200 ft of this beautiful lake to climb up to the Ruby Dome tomorrow. When we got there the lake was already under the shade but how beautiful lake is by I took photos at next day.
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10/18/2014 South Fork State Park, NV - It is located northern Nevada and 40 miles south from the town of Elko, the official name is the South Fork State Recreation Area. It is relatively new reservoir, dam was completed in 1988 and filled up water at year of 1995. Fishing is the major attraction of this park.
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10/17/2014 Twelve Mile Hot Springs, NV - It is located in the Bishop Creek and only couple miles from the county road that near the Metropolis Ghost Town. The dirt road condition was bad and required 4x4. The temperature of the hot springs was just right and view of the creek was very nice.
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10/17/2014 Metropolis Ghost Town, NV - One company promote to built community of 7,500 in the middle of the field. They started to built many buildings and houses but plan was faild because no water right and dream was evaporated within five years. Currently only couple things standing in this ghorst town.
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10/16/2014 Delamar Valley Petroglyphs, NV - Two Rock Art signs at the west side but I can't find any petroglyphs there, however I found a lot of petroglyphs from the east side. To get from the west side to east side was tricky, should through fence opening, seems to get into the private property, but not. Many petroglyphs figures are large in size.
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10/12/2014 Poorman's BM 8674, UT (5.9 miles) - It is also called the Black Mountain High Point. From east side view, there is no way to hike up, however from west side, which we've hiked, relatively easy to hike. From the peak, we can see the Highway I-15. There is $20,000 reward sign for who witnessed to someone shoot or stealed cows.
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10/12/2014 Cedar City Library, UT - Those petroglyphs are very nicely done and clearly showing the all figures that capture my eyes. These petroglyphs are all consistent deepness. It is a good place to display it at front of the library.
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10/11/2014 Cove Fort, UT - This place was more like today's B & B, because Indians are trading partners, not fighting, and stage corch comes and stop with customers to spend overnight here. This place owned and well maintained by Mormon people, and free private tour is available.
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10/11/2014 White Pine Peak, UT - If hike only this peak, then mileage should be 8.3 miles from our TH. This was bonus hike for me. There are few towers on the top of the peak. It was cold wind blow when we were there. We went through gorgeous aspen tree forest.
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10/11/2014 Mine Camp Peak, UT (9.1 miles) - The mileage is an entire trip and inclued the White Pine Peak too. The aspen trees were gorgeous golden color that the reason, we saw many ATVers. They don't want to hike but they want to see the beautiful aspen trees. We saw some flesh snow patch. At the top of the peak, there were many ladybugs.
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10/11/2014 Meadow Creek Canyon, UT - It was gorgeous color of maple tree leaves. There were all colors between red and yellow, and green. Some places were just like fire flame color. I was lucky, just in time to see it.
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10/10/2014 Enterprise Reservoir, UT - There are upper and lower Enterprise Reservoirs. It was off season, very quiet and not many people there even campground was closed. Nice rock formation some surronding area. Seems to the dam was built with gathered local rocks that was unique.
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10/10/2014 Pine Park, UT - It is beautiful white rock formation here, and very similar to White rocks in the Beaver Dam State Park, NV. These two places are not too far each other. Easy hike down/up and around in the whiteland. Many rocks are rounded out, no sharp curves. White rocks clusters are spread to many places.
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10/9/2014 Kane Spring Ranch, NV (8 miles) - Heavy rain storm two weeks ago that affect some road segment was still water there and very muddy, I coulnd't drive through, so hiked. However creek was full of water in it and bridge was washed out, I couldn't cross the creek. To see the petroglyphs that postpone to some other time.
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10/8/2014 Spring Preserve, Las Vegas, NV - This is the place Las Vegas was started, because availability of the spring water. The Origen Museum, Desert Living Center, Display Gardens and Butterfly Habitat are popular places to visit. US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon home created by UNLV students is displayed, see 5th row.
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10/4/2014 Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV - This is one of the largest hotel and casinos in Las Vegas, nearly 4,000 rooms. There are many Roman finure sculptures all over the places. The Forum Shop, shopping mall, has been ranked as one of the most successful shopping mall in the world with 270 retailers, restaurants and bars, very busy mall.
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10/4/2014 Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas, NV - Fashion show takes place at middle of the shopping mall in weekend at the top of the hour between noon to 4pm. The stage is rise from the floor just before the show, models are wearing from one of the store's in the mall for the latest design clothing. The show is free of charge.
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10/4/2014 National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas, NV - This place display the American nuclear testing and test site in Nevada history, and B53 nuclear bomb. The museum operates as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Las Vegas weather data is based outside weather monitoring of this facility.
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10/4/2014 Preston Bailey, Wynn, Las Vegas, NV - He is an American Floral Sculpture artist, those "Carousel" and "Hot Air balloon" are commissioned by Wynn. He can create any sculptures with flowers, in these case he used silk flowers. He and his team spent 3,500 hrs and 110,000 flowers to create those.
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10/4/2014 Jeff Koons, Wynn, Las Vegas, NV - He is an American artist and "Tulips" and "Popeye" are made of High Chromium Stanless Steel with transparent color coating, and weight Tulips 3tons and Popeye 1ton. Wynn purchased $33,600,000 for Tulips and $28,400,000 for Popeye, and if someone wants to buy it, asking price is $60,000,000 each.
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