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RiverCat Journal : Red Rock Canyon

Posted by on July 24, 2014

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Current Venue: Las Vegas, NV
Campground: Thousand Trails

The locals would almost have you believe Red Rock Canyon is just a drive-through park with some scenic overlooks.  Completely doable on a rare overcast day in Vegas, right?  I also figured since there weren’t really any trails and I had errands in the morning — I’d just wear my jeans.  Oops.


There were trails everywhere.  I wanted to go hiking.  But as the clouds cleared up, the 103 degrees felt like just that.  I was going nowhere in those blue jeans.


I should know better than to discuss tourist destinations with locals.  They never really know what they’ve go in their own back yard.


But now that I’m a local, I’ll have plenty of time to explore the canyon.  In October.  Meanwhile, here’s my favorite scene from the drive-through version…



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