Thursday, March 14, 2019

Craig Ranch Park

Craig Ranch Regional Park is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located in the NE side of Las Vegas.

It offers scenic views, grass lawns, playgrounds sports areas on the site of a former golf course lake and wildlife area, many BBQ areas. There is also a dog park.

Great for a walk with kids
Craig Ranch Park is huge, lush and green with tons of trees, playgrounds, picnic places and perfect spots for wedding photos.

Trail
Craig Ranch Park trail is connected to the Las Vegas Valley Regional Trail System. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and birding, open year-round, and is good for all skill levels. 

Events
The park hosts many concerts and all kind of events, such the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration and Display.

Craig Ranch 
628 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 





Snow around Las Vegas

When the first snow fell in Mount Charleston, nobody predicted it would snow in the city plus in February! 
Accumulating snow fell on the Las Vegas strip for the first time in over a decade Wednesday night and Thursday, continuing an over two-week stretch of cold weather in the Desert Southwest.
According to the National Weather Service, 0.5 inch of snow was measured at McCarran International Airport Wednesday, the first time the city's official reporting site recorded measurable snowfall since Dec. 17, 2008, when they picked up 3.6 inches. more...more...

Video and photos courtesy of 
Gilvane Monteiro.




















Friday, March 8, 2019

Valley of Fire


Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated in 1935. The park is open all year. Valley of Fire State Park is six miles from Lake Mead and 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 and on exit 75. Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees. 


Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees F and may reach 120 degrees. Summer temperatures can vary widely from day to night. Spring and fall are the preferred seasons for visiting the Valley of Fire. 

29450 Valley Fire Rd Overton, NV 89040
Wednesday from  8:30 am to 5:30 pmcontact:     P.O. Box 515
 Overton, NV 89040
 
(702) 397-2088  - fax: (702) 397-2621




   


    










   





















Fly LINQ, the Las Vegas Strip’s First Zipline


Fly LINQ, the first and only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip features 10 side-by-side ziplines, capable of simultaneously launching all riders. The experience is located at The LINQ Promenade, the open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests are launched from a 114-foot-tall tower and travel 1,121 feet through The LINQ Promenade to the landing tower near the base of the High Roller observation wheel. Riders can choose to ride in either a seated or superhero position.




Where: The LINQ Promenade
When:  Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Tickets: $25 for daytime flights (before 5 p.m.), $30 for nighttime flights (after 5 p.m.) 
Get tickets
Restrictions: You must be between 80 – 300 pounds or 36 – 136 kilograms.