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In just 5 minutes or so as you leave the Las Vegas glitz, the road once more runs through desert, and we breathed clear air and delighted in the wide vistas. Soon we took a side road which led to a State Park called 'Valley of Fire', and this proved to be a wonderful detour. We entered a wide valley between mountains, with rich red rock outcrops which included other coloured strata. It’s difficult to describe, ...
... angst here and throughout the valley which is dry, fertile and relies heavily on irrigation from wells, is that Las Vegas (150 miles away) has applied to tap the aquifer and siphon off billions of gallons of water every year. The "people" have won three times in the courts so far but Vegas is trying for a fourth time. This was a fun "retro" stop except for a strong dusty wind that never stopped in the time we were there, the gusts waking us up throughout the ...
... the arrival of several "modern" mammal families. The first grasses appear. An ice age is triggered and the settlement and decay of seafloor algae draws in massive amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide, lowering it from 3,800 ppmv down to 650 ppmv.
Thank goodness for the Neogene Period (23-7 MYA) when widespread forests slowly draw in massive amounts of CO2, gradually lowering the level from 650 ppmv down to around 100 ppmv. Human life develops!
... found out that we're now second in line... Could happen.
The Hike: I chose to go again on the Three Ponds Trail. It's a beautiful route, through rough lava sections and climbing up and over red rock trails, some of which look like poorly maintained sidewalks, per Lynn. The remainder is following a dry river bottom, but not like at home. Few rocks, and much red sand prevail. We emptied our boots three ...
This summer finds us off the road for a few months north of St. George, Utah. While we have no specific agenda this summer, other than waiting for our next grandson to arrive, we are getting around to see a few sites in spite of the hot, dry desert weather. It's been awhile since it has been below 95 degrees and it will no doubt get hotter as the summer progresses. We figured it would be good to get some historic sites covered ...