On a sunny Wednesday morning in late October, I knew it was time to get up for one last day in the high country. It hadn’t really snowed yet, I could see from my house, but snow was in the forecast. I knew there was no better place to go than Wild Basin. (more…)
This expanded and updated new edition of Deborah Wall’s best-selling BASECAMP LAS VEGAS features 101 hikes in Nevada, Utah, California, and Arizona. Comprehensive descriptions of each hike including skill level, wildlife, points of interest, geology, archaeology, and history are enhanced by detailed maps and information about when to go, what to wear, and what to take along. With Wall as your guide, explore spectacular unspoiled wilderness by day, then retire to the world-class urban amenities of a basecamp like no other: Las Vegas.
If you would like to have Deborah Wall autograph your brand new book, the publisher is hosting a book launch party on August 9th in the Large Conference Room at the Clark County Library @ 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Flamingo and Maryland Parkway). The festivities will start with at 5 pm, followed by a book signing and a reception hosted by the incredible chefs at Goodwich. Drew Cohen from The Writer’s Block will be on at the party selling books if you’d like to purchase your copy there.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.
At press time, here is the planned menu:
Chilled Heirloom Tomato Soup Shooter, Gazpacho Salsa, Smoked Salt Crouton
Mini Shrimp Roll (in style of lobster roll), Salsa Verde, Avocado, Pickled Onion, Spice Crumbs
Mini Brie Sandwiches, Stonefruit Preserves, Smoked Almond, Pink Peppercorn
Mini Steak Tartare Sandwiches, Truffle Aioli, Sundried Tomato, Caper, Crispy Potato
Sweet Corn Gougeres, Lox, Creamed Corn, Dill
Only an hour’s drive north of Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park makes a great day-trip destination. The park includes some of Southern Nevada’s most colorful landscapes of fiery red sandstone, sculpted by millions of years of erosion and geologic events. It is Nevada’s largest state park, at 42,000 acres, and also the oldest, established in 1935. (more…)
Although winter temperatures in our region are fairly mild, hypothermia can be a real threat to anyone who spends time outdoors. Hypothermia does not require exposure to freezing temperatures. Prolonged exposure to wind and rain, even with air temperature in the 50s, can lead to serious trouble. (more…)