Title: Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest
Author: Deborah Wall
Stars: 5 stars out of 5
To start off I love the outdoors and hiking but I haven't been hiking much since my last was born and honestly never in the Nevada, Las Vegas area. When I was given the chance to review this book I jumped at the chance to see if I was missing much and Yes I've been missing a lot.
This book is not only beautiful written the photographs beg readers and hikers alike to get out and explore the great outdoors from National Parks to Ice Box Canyon in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area.
This book even covers my bucket list Rim to Rim hike of the Grand Canyon.
The author makes sure that readers know the difficulty of each hiking area, the time needed, what to bring as well as difficulty. Deborah Wall also gives readers areas to search out from old Railroad Tunnels to St. Thomas an former Mormon Pioneer settlement which many have old Miniature Atlantis. The pictures give wonderful examples of wild life, rock hard as well as how to get to each location leaving from Las Vegas.
If you are in the mood for something far less flashy as Las Vegas pick up a copy of Base Camp Las Vegas you will not be disappointed.
Thank you to the publishers for an copy of this beautiful book for my honest thoughts.
What is on your bucket list for camping or hiking? Mine Rim to Rim hike of the Grand Canyon!
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Situated in the heart of the magnificent Southwest, Las Vegas is surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes. Within easy reach are five national parks, including Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Dozens of state parks, regional preserves, recreation areas, and public lands offer amazing variety, from sand dunes and salt flats to alpine meadows, waterfalls, and ancient forests. Unique plant and animal life as well as archaeology, paleontology, and fascinating Wild West history are all waiting to be discovered in this region, making Las Vegas an ideal basecamp: Hikers can enjoy solitude and unspoiled wilderness by day and world-class urban amenities by night. Base Camp Las Vegas includes 101 of the best hiking destinations within hours of Las Vegas. The author has hiked each of the 101 featured routes more than once, and she describes each in detail, including route, elevations, terrain, flora & fauna, and historical details. She notes the best season for enjoying each one, what to wear, and what to take along. She describes any hazards or inconveniences that hikers might encounter and rates the difficulty of each hike from easy to strenuous. She’s also included an easy-reference guide to the top five hikes in a variety of categories including birdwatching, stargazing, wildflowers, wetlands, kid and teen favorites, most strenuous, and most remote
About The Author:
I grew up in New England with a very happy, outdoorsy family who hiked, sailed and skied. I wrote my books about hiking because I wanted my three daughters to understand how much joy and healing is to be found in the outdoors and the best locations to find it. These days I live on the edge of town, where I can be hiking and biking within minutes of leaving my house. I am looking forward to chatting with readers I meet on the trails around Las Vegas.