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My finale P.O.V. attempt comes from inside the car…don’t worry, I wasn’t the one doing the driving. That would have been quite an adventure though! :)

Bet you can’t guess where this was taken. Well, o.k…there’s a massive hint sitting there in plain view. If you’ve visited before, you might have recognized the mountain range, if not, we’ll just go with what the paper says…Red Rock Canyon. Believe it or not, there’s much more to Las Vegas than the tourist mega-attraction known as The Strip.

Situated on the outskirts of the city, Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first National Conservation Area. The area spans 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and gaming, the land offers enticements of a different nature, including a 13-mile/21km scenic drive, more than 30 miles/48km of hiking trails, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and visitor center with exhibit rooms and a book store.The unique geologic features, plants and animals of Red Rock represent some of the best examples of the Mojave Desert.

In my haste to capture a decent layout of the landscape while in motion, I couldn’t quite manipulate the camera fast enough to focus more on the paper than the windshield, so it’s not as sharp as hoped. Sadly, it wasn’t until the scenic loop was almost complete that I realized the opportunity that was sitting in front of me the entire drive!? What can I say, it was early…and I’m really not much of a morning person to be that aware just yet. lol Distinctly coming from the Southwest U.S., welcome to the desert!



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