Last weekend I went over to Seligman, Arizona to catch the beginning of the 32nd Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run. As well as to catch up with the "Angel of Route 66", the man who drops the flag almost every year; Angel Delgadillo. This popular event drew over 1,000 cars from almost every car manufacturer and era of the automobile history. They always begin in … [Read more...] about Route 66 Fun Run 2019 – Seligman Arizona
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The National Park Service has just released the "Fee Free" dates for 2019. The five days in 2019 that you will be able to visit any National Park in the country for free. Please remember that not all fees will be waived and not all national parks charge an entrance fee. Only 115 of the 418 parks managed by the National Park Service charge entrance fees regularly, with fees … [Read more...] about National Park Fee Free Dates 2019
Out in the middle of the desert, ten miles from Sloan, Nevada and just about the same from the "Welcome to Las Vegas Sign" stands seven pillars of DayGlo-painted rocks stacked on top of each other. The Seven Magic Mountains called our name. Within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains they also await … [Read more...] about Visiting the Seven Magic Mountains. Painted rocks in the desert
Maybe not ALL runners. You have to be a pretty baddass type of a runner to survive this race. It's called the “STYR Labs Badwater 135" as in it starts at Badwater in Death Valley. The lowest point in the western hemisphere and you run for the next 135 miles (48 hours) non-stop until you reach Mt Whitney Summit in California. The highest point in the contiguous United States! … [Read more...] about Calling all runners, Death Valley is calling!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ZdqouKcR4 With all the recent media talk about the lack of water in Lake Mead, I thought it was time to go talk to someone about Lake Mead and let people know the other side of the story about the big lake we created when we built Hoover Dam. Why is it there? is it a National Park? Why was it needing protection and what can tourists do out … [Read more...] about Talking with a Park Ranger About Lake Mead [Video]