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Lake Havasu in Arizona is probably best known for the wild spring break season it hosts every year. There’s even a COPS type show about the wild times on the Lake. That aside, Lake Havasu is a remarkable place of beauty. When I visited I drove from Laughlin Nevada to Lake Havasu. The drive is pretty typical for the southwest of the country. It changes from the typical to stunning beauty when you approach the marsh end of the lake. It was amazing to see the large area of lush, green marsh in the middle […]

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located in Summerlin, Nevada just 30 minutes for the Las Vegas Strip. It hosts some amazing views and stunning desert colors. The parkway is a 14 mile loop that has plenty of areas to park and hike or rock climb or even just sit and wonder at the beauty that surrounds you. The famous red strips that appear in many of the mountains in and around Red Rock Canyon is caused by iron ore deposits in the rock. This combined with the geological forces of the are that […]

  The first of many update posts. Added Valley of Fire photos to the photography by Hank Plumley photo gallery. Valley of Fire State Park is located in Overton, Nevada about a one hour drive North of Las Vegas. The park is Nevada’s first and oldest state park. The park has seen many settlers make their homes in the area, all of which have disappeared from the area. The Valley was the location of a large lake millions of years which is the cause of the sandstone deposits that make the splendid colors you will […]

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