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Play in the Snow While Helping Mt. Charleston

Play in the Snow While Helping Mt. Charleston

If you like playing in the snow, there might be a volunteer spot for you at Mt. Charleston.

The U.S. Forest Service is looking for Snow Play Host volunteers this winter at Mt. Charleston. Every winter weekend, thousands of people flock to the mountains to play in the snow.  Snow Play Hosts provide roadside information about snow play opportunities, and take part in the fun while engaging visitors at snow play sites. Snow Play Hosts will also help visitors have a fun snow play experience while reducing impacts to the forest. 

Free Weekend at Red Rock On Tap

Free Weekend at Red Rock On Tap

If you’ve been planning a trip out to the Red Rock area, this weekend might be just the time to do it: Veterans Day weekend is fee-free.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for November 11-13. 

Red Rock Canyon features a LEED-Gold visitor center, a scenic drive, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, road biking, picnic areas and nature-observing opportunities.

BLM Open House on Potential Red Rock-Area Trail

BLM Open House on Potential Red Rock-Area Trail

 

A new multiuse trail near Red Rock Canyon will be the subject of an open house hosted Wednesday afternoon by the Bureau of Land Management.

The open house will be part of an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzes the construction of a multiuse trail from the 13-Mile Scenic Drive entrance paralleling State Route 159 until it connects to the Scenic Drive Exit parking lot.

The open house will be held from noon to 7 p.m. with short overview presentations at 2 and 6 p.m. After the presentations, attendees are invited to offer comment on the EA including specific feedback on the trail alignment, surface design and trailheads.

When people enter the fee booth at the entrance of the 13-Mile Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant they are participating in the open house and fees will be waived.

Free Movie Friday Night

Free Movie Friday Night

 

The city of Las Vegas plays host to a free movie in the park at 7 p.m. Friday at the Centennial Hills Park Amphitheatre, 7101 N. Buffalo Drive.

The family-friendly film will be “Casper,” an animated film rated PG.

City Celebrates Trail System Connections

Video Courtesy: City of Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas celebrated the opening of two connections in the miles of trails that snake through southern Nevada.

Two new pedestrians bridges were officially opened Tuesday. The first bridge crosses Lake Mead Boulevard near Buffalo Drive. The other crosses Cheyenne Avenue at Buffalo Drive. The bridges connect the nearly 50 miles of trails built and maintained by the city. The trails feature lighting, rest areas, pet waste stations, trash cans and landscaping for walkers, joggers and bikers to enjoy.

The bridges are part of a $4.7 million project to improve trails around southern Nevada including the cultural corridor that opened earlier this summer in downtown Las Vegas. 

The money for the project came from the sale of land owned by the Bureau of Land Management. City of Las Vegas Mayor Pro-Tem Stavros Anthony and City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian will be at celebration. 

Podcast Gives a Look Inside Spring Mountains

Podcast Gives a Look Inside Spring Mountains

The U.S. Forest Service is offering a new kind of adventure at the Spring Mountains – a self-guided tour for the Cathedral Rock Trail available at the touch of a button.

This on-demand tour guide is available via podcast and can be downloaded to a smart phone or mobile media device for free at http://www.discoverspringmountains.org/media.html.

There is cell reception at the trailhead; however, it is recommended to download the podcast at home before your trip.

During this 1.4-mile hike, people can learn about the past and present changes that shape the mountains. Computer animation helps to visualize the transformation of the Spring Mountains from a vast ocean to the desert oasis it is today as people make the trek to the summit of Cathedral Rock for a fantastic view of the canyon and valley below.