1. Yvonne

    Gold Butte Campout, February 2016

    Gold Butte Campout, February 2016 Like every year on President’s Day weekend, I headed out again to Southern Nevada to camp and explore in the Gold Butte area, now a national monument. The entire area is a true gem and so close to home in St. George that I really enjoy my weekends of...
  2. Jenessa

    Ruby Dome

    Ruby Dome is the highest point in Elko County, where I live, at 11,392 feet. We had been talking about hiking to the top of it with some friends, and in September we had a free weekend so we decided to turn it into a backpacking trip. I had attempted it in a single day many years ago and...
  3. Dave

    La Muerte & El Fuego

    The tale of two valleys: death and fire. Like a million other gullible tourists, I perked up to the talk of a superbloom this spring in Death Valley National Park. The park started promoting the wildflower situation with a video that made the rounds in February. Then every news site in...
  4. Red Rock Rangers

    Great Basin National Park

    I just got home from three solid days at Great Basin National Park -- my 30th National Park! Great Basin is one of the least-visited National Parks in the Lower-48. This might have something to do with the fact that 'Great Basin' usually brings to mind bleak deserts and dry hills. Sure, a lot...
  5. Scott Chandler

    Anniversary Narrows

    02/15/2015 It's been a while since I had gone out and done some exploring. Sickness, trip to SLC, more sick... it has been ridiculous. So finally I got off my butt and went to a spot I have heard about. Two hours later I was cruising the north shore road in the Lake Mead NRA. I decided I...
  6. steve

    Backpacking Great Basin NP

  7. Seldom Seen Anderson

    Valley of Fire

    For my birthday this year we ditched the kids and the wife and I went hiking all day! First time we have done that together in years. Initially I was thinking of trying walk in permits for Coyote Buttes South but with changing weather and wanting to see some sunshine we headed to Nevada and the...
  8. steve

    Backpacking Great Basin National Park - June 2014

    Backpacking Great Basin NP with @Mike K , @Miss Buffalo , and @Tess
  9. Scott Chandler

    5.3.14-The Fire Wave

    I had tickets to attend a concert down in Vegas but of course could not leave that as my only plan for the day. 100 degree temperatures just days after being in 50s up in SLC truncated my original plan to spend a day exploring Valley of Fire into an hour seeing "The Fire Wave." Despite the...
  10. Udink

    Gold Butte Region

    Our second day in southern Utah was spent in Nevada. :) Our group was very fashionably late to breakfast at Golden Corral in St. George where we met with a large group of geocachers for their annual event held the first weekend of March. We picked up some other people after breakfast and...
  11. Dave

    Great Basin NP, Aug. 31- Sept. 2 2013

    Late summer wind whipped the American flag into a mad fury. The bright banner snapped and cracked against itself like the clucking tongue of a disapproving parent. The folding and unfurling, the rising and settling of the cloth, sent shudders down the hollow metal pole. Standing below on...
  12. pixie1339

    Southern Nevada, March 2013, Part Two: Gold Butte Area

    When I mentioned in Part One that I felt like I was cooking at Valley Of Fire, I kind of was. I’d been diligent about reapplying sunscreen the day before, except that I was wearing capris and I forgot to do my legs.D’oh! My legs hadn’t seen the sun for a while, and I was a crispy critter. I...
  13. pixie1339

    Southern Nevada, March 2013, Part One: Valley Of Fire

    This will be the second trip report I’ve posted on BCP thus far, and I’m going to split it into two parts, so I guess that will make three. Part one will be from my visit to Valley Of Fire, and part two will be from the other side of Lake Mead, in the Gold Butte area. I’m going to try to get a...
  14. Christian

    Great Basin NP and Crystal Ball Cave, UT

    On Saturday my little brother and I headed down to Great Basin NP. Our first stop was the Lehman Caves. They are very impressive. If you go, get the 90 minute tour rather than the 30 or 60 minute tour. We got the 60 minute tour and it skipped a significant portion of the caves. The first room...
  15. Ericephoto

    Wheeler Peak, Great Basin National Park

    Wheeler Peak April 1-3, 2013 Last week my buddy Mark and I headed to Great Basin National Park to ski Wheeler Peak. The skies were stormy around Park City and the lightning show continued as we headed past Delta, into the middle of nowhere. Nobody goes to Wheeler Peak so the...
  16. cbslc

    Red Rock National Conservation Area - White Rock loop

    Having been stuck in Salt Lake's inversion for several weeks. We looked for warmer weather. Typically Vegas has no draw for me, but with a storm clearing the air down there and it being cold and gloomy here, we decided to venture. The area is comprised of a 30 mile scenic loop drive. Hiking...
  17. IntrepidXJ

    Kohta Circus & Little Finland

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 1 Saturday, February 9, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO It's been an unusually long and cold winter this year in Grand Junction. That's why I'm glad I started planning my first trip to Death Valley a few months earlier. It would be nice to get out...
  18. Tyler

    Southern Utah and Las Vegas May 2012

    My family and I bought tickets to see the Beach Boys 50th anniversary tour in Las Vegas and rather than just run down to Vegas we opted to camp Saturday night on the way down (concert was Sunday) and do a little more camping in Zion on Monday. It was Memorial Day weekend so we obviously could...
  19. Yvonne

    Valley of Fire, Spring Break 2012

    Valley of Fire, Spring Break 2012 I've been to Valley of Fire a few years ago and somehow it wasn't very appealing to me. I think the bad waetehr was the reason, because with grey skies nothing looks really interesting. So I blamed my negative experiences with the park to the weather and that...
  20. IntrepidXJ

    Valley of Fire

    Las Vegas Trip 2012 Thursday, March 15, 2012 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO After another night at our hotel in Las Vegas we were up early and on our way out of the city and over to Valley of Fire State Park. I was looking forward to visiting this amazing little area and we were...

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