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Hiking

Appalachian Trail: Lousy With Water

Did you know that the word lousy means well supplied with or filled almost to excess? I somehow made it well into my 20's before learning this little bit of info. I always thought that lousy meant awful, or unpleasant, (which it also does), but...

Appalachian Trail: Off the beaten path

(This is a continuation post. To start at the beginning of this section hike, visit Sages Ravine Northbound) The next stretch of the trail brought us back into the woods, and consisted of a series of wooden boards that would normally be keeping ou...

Appalachian Trail: The Hemlocks Shelter

Getting to camp while you still have some sunlight to spare, is one of the best feelings in the world when you're backpacking. We reached camp with plenty of time to set up our tents, but after seeing the shelter at The Hemlocks, we decided that w...

Hiking Vegas: Kraft Mountain

Wow, if that past few hikes have been awesome, then I don't even know how to describe today's hike to the top of Kraft Mountain! For starters, the group's guide, Michelle, is hands down amazing. She organizes hikes in the Red Rock area that usu...

La Madre Spring Trail

Today, I joined Cody from the Red Rock Conservation Area for a guided trip to La Madre Spring. Approximate Distance: 3.6 miles This morning was unusual for the Vegas area in that it was cool and foggy! Giant clouds were hovering over the mou...

Fossil Ridge Wildflower Hike

Yesterday's hike to Calico Basin, with Liz, was so much fun that I decided to sign up for another one of her hikes this morning; Fossil Ridge Wildflower Hike. Approximately, 3 miles. There were so many cool things about this hike, including the 'c...

Calico Basin Wildflower Hike

Calico Basin Wildflower Hike; Approximately 2.5 miles I wanted to hit the ground running in the hiking department, so one of the first things I did after arriving in Vegas, was look up some guided hikes being offered at the Red Rock Canyon Nationa...