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Lake Mead, Nevada

Traveling through different elevations sure makes a difference. Two days in the Grand Canyon were extremely cold and windy, I certainly welcomed the sunshine and warmth once we set camp at Boulder beach on Lake Mead. 20181112_153441.jpg
With our "America the Beautiful " card, we entered Lake Mead Recreation area at no cost.
2 campgrounds are situated next to one another, one that provides full hookup which was booked and the other that provides electricity and water for $10 per night.
(discounted rate).
We got lucky and found the last available site, set up and enjoyed our new spot overlooking the lake.
The area and view put us at ease and our lazy side was coming out. We needed to get caught up on laundry, school work, maintenance on the RV and simply lounge on the couch in the afternoons.
We biked and went on this really cool hike on Railroad Trail. 90_20181112_154737.jpg
90_20181112_153847.jpg T 09A1FBD0C1244C1CC5A4BC98F16E1247.jpg he Historic Railroad Trail is an easy hike along a former railroad grade. The railroad route runs to the Hoover Dam and was built to transport building materials that ran from 1931 to 1961. It provides panoramic views of Lake Mead, overlooking the Boulder Basin area. Usually you can hike through 5 large railroad tunnels, but some were closed off. On the hike you will learn and experience the rich history of the construction of the Hoover Dam and the creation of Lake Mead. 20181113_103348.jpg
20181113_102849.jpg Hoover Dam is only 6 miles down the road, but depending on traffic can take up to 40 minutes to enter. That is due to vehicle checks at the entrance. The first few parking lots charge $10, but if you drive a little further you can park on the overlooks for free. We actually preferred them, they were less crowded and had a great view of the Hoover Dam.
We were surprised by the crowds of people standing in line, just to take a picture. We noticed a lot of Security Forces, something that was new to us. We enjoyed the views, took pictures and left after 30 minutes, excited to continue our journey towards Las Vegas. 90_20181113_103723.jpg

Posted by Meike Carter 18:22

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