It's March, it's hot, and the double yellow line takes you through some amazing red rock landscape of Nevada's Valley of Fire, just around the corner from Las Vegas, NV. One amazing site after another, and while nature alone created quite a wonder here, I like roads through wonderful landscapes too. Why? Maybe it puts me right back in the moment.
The Northshore Rd, taking you further into the desert and away from civilization, offering incredible sights in all directions. The surrounding hills are full of textures and colors resembling what one might imagine Mars as. However, it is not just the surrounding sights that are magical. To me, the road itself in its environment is what offers the true road trip magic!
Lake Mead National Recreation Area follows the Colorado River from the western side of the Grand Canyon National Park, includes lakes Mead and Mojave, reaching Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. It was the first National Recreation Area designated in 1964.
Lake Mead has the potential to be the largest reservoir in the United States, formed by the Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, damming the Black Canyon and constructed between 1931 and 1936. The lake has not reached full capacity since 1983 due to drought and larger water demand. That surrenders the largest lake title to Lake Sakakawea. References
: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
- Lake Mead