Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day in Vegas

We said good bye to my parents and headed out of Zion park Friday morning. We were going to try to do a hike along the route back to Vegas, but missed the trailhead signs and didn’t feel up to backtracking. We decided instead to check out old Vegas on Fremont St. not thinking about…

Thursday, March 16: Zion National Park

After David and I planned our trip, we found out that my parents would be staying in Zion that same week. We decided to adjust our plans a bit and to head to Zion for two nights, so we could have a day of hiking in the park. Zion was new for both David and…

Wednesday, March 15: Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire State Park

We arrived at Hoover Dam Wednesday morning, right around the time it opened, so it was yet to be very crowded. Our first stop was the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. It was really neat to see the dam from so far above, although I did cling to the wall opposite the railing almost the entire…

Tuesday, March 14: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

On Tuesday morning we packed up our campsite and headed out of Death Valley back towards Vegas, with plans to hike and camp at Red Rock Canyon. Upon arrival, we stopped in at the Red Rock Campgrounds and reserved walk-in site 90, one of the last four available sites for the night! We headed into…

Monday, March 13: Las Vegas Strip & Death Valley National Park

It’s been awhile since we’ve been hiking, but March finally came and we went on our spring break trip out west! David went on a similar trip last year with his cousin, although we went to a couple of new places that neither David nor I had ever been to before on this trip. We…