Monthly Archives: May 2016

Finally – a walk around an old favorite, Bair Island

Back in the Cassie days, Bair Island was a favorite destination for a Saturday morning jog. In the early 90s, it was still undeveloped but had a dirt path around the circumference, at least that’s what L recalls. At some … Continue reading

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Getting a taste of the Sunol Wilderness on a busy Memorial Day

D thought the remoteness of Sunol Regional Wilderness may keep the crowds down. That and the fact that we were on the early side, well before the lunchtime picnickers arrived. That was not to be. The parking lot was already … Continue reading

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Back to their shadowy Sunday ways

The Adventurers find themselves luxuriating in a three-day weekend with no plans but what they make. And no reason to get on the road in order to get to the next place. So with the Warriors off today (could they┬áreally … Continue reading

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Kayaking on Lake Las Vegas ends their Southwest sojourn

Part of their “resort fee” at the Westin Lake Las Vegas was use of the property’s kayaks, which were basic plastic boats that did have a bit of seat back. The artificial lake is measured at 320 acres so they … Continue reading

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Getting funky – and a great bargain meal – at Rainbow Casino

So, the Adventurers last night of their Southwest road trip was a bit weird. Originally, they thought they’d take advantage of one of the very cheap Hotel Tonight deals on the Strip. But as they got closer, they both realized … Continue reading

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Glimpsing more of Utah and (now) Nevada’s smaller parks

Today was the long drive from Springdale, Utah to Las Vegas (well not Las Vegas proper, but that’s another post). Long is defined as three hours or more. It ended up being more as the Adventurers took another somewhat out … Continue reading

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Hike up the Virgin River to Grotto Point in Zion

The Adventurers took it easy, so to speak, on their hike in Zion Park today. Taking the park shuttle to stop 4, they hiked along the Virgin Creek past Zion Lodge until they reached Grotto Point. Along they way, the … Continue reading

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