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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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11/15/2014 Sugerloaf Mountain, AZ (2.4 miles) - This is my third peak today. There is no trail, we can climb up any rocky surface of the mountain. The view from atop of the mountain was gorgeous, I look down the Hoover Dam, by pass bridge and Lake Mead. Also I look down a helicopter flys.
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11/15/2014 Butter Peak, AZ - This peak located less than 0.2 miles southwest from the Peanut Peak. Children have so much energy, fun to watch that they play tirelessly on the peak.
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11/15/2014 Peanut Peak, AZ (4.6 miles include Butter Peak) - We parked on the side of the highway93 near the MM6. Kenny is 7 years old now, who is Chris Meyer's son, named these mountains, Peanut Pk and Butter Pk, also the Jelly and Sandwitch Pks follow. The view from the peak was wonderful that inculed Mt Wilson.
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11/13/2014 Circus Circus, Las Vegas, NV - The Adventuredome is one of America's largest indoor theme parks, there are 25 rides and attractions. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. The Adventuredome is not 24/7 operation, there are time limit, check the schedule before heading there.
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11/13/2014 Delano, Las Vegas, NV - Opened September 2014, spent $80 Millions to renovate to a boutique hotel and changed name to Delano Las Vegas from the THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. The entrance walkway is different than any other hotels in nice way, and still a subset of the Mandalay Bay. Just rocks but they use it for art and nicely done.
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11/13/2014 Westgate, Las Vegas, NV - This place has been changed name/owner few times, and the Westgate took over July 2014. The Westgate company is a timeshare compnay from Florida. The timeshare business is started for this hotel. The sign that largest freestanding sign in the world, see second row two leftmost photos.
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11/9/2014 Stonewall Mountain, NV (7.5 miles) - We hiked up to least five peaks today but count only one because recognized as not peaks, just bumps. Repeat up and down to reached the peak, which located in the Nallis Air Force property, but there was no sign, so we can hike up to the peak. The 360° view from the peak was breathtaking.
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11/8/2014 Goldfield, NV - The town was discoverd 1900 and about $2,300,000 value of gold was discoved in 1904, continuously find gold until 1959. The population was grow to 25,000 at one time, currently less than 1.000. According to the visitor center lady, another gold boom will coming soon.
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11/8/2014 Lone Mountain, NV (3.8 miles) - It was short hike but strenuous hike by 2,442 ft of elevation gain. There were two stone ruin like, see third and fourth photos, at the peak and lot of ladybugs. Wide view from the peak was wonderful. Also we found some more stone ruin like not too far from our TH, see second row righmost photo.
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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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