Recently people have been joining me on my Sunday Walks in Downtown Albany. Typically, I walk in Albany when I'm scheduled as a tour guide on the USS Slater (DE Docent). A slide show and a map are detailed at this blog entry. The USS Slater is now open. I plan on walking in Albany on Monday, Memorial Day, May 27. You can contact me at:

Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011-04-30 Las Vegas

During the last week of April we visited Las Vegas and managed to walk about 5 miles a day.

On almost a daily basis we walked the strip. In this post I outlined a 4- 1/2 mile loop that starts at Treasure Island/Mirage. Typical evening involved a walk on the strip, dinner and a show (Cirque du Soleil or Penn and Teller).

Some times during the day we managed to explore the wider region including: South Point, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Clark County Museum and Red Rock Canyon. We also visited the Atomic Testing Museum, but we didn't do much walking there.

Hoover Dam didn't involve much walking but there was opportunity to use plenty of stairs. One advantage of using stairs, no wait and plenty of room to spread out. There is a historic hiking trail that follows the rail road used to construct the Hoover Dam. It sounds real interesting - next time.

Red Rock Canyon has plenty of opportunities for walk/hikes. The drive is a twenty mile loop with a number of parking areas (with rest rooms). Most areas have trails heads. My wife and I took the easiest (Moenkopi Loop, starting at the visitor center).

Since we stayed at the Grand View next to South Point I walked a one mile loop around the condo and the nearby casino each morning.

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