Red Rock Canyon & Laughing Burros

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I love camping and hiking…but it’s hard to do in the winter here in Idaho.  It’s too cold…or snowy…or cold…or wet…or cold.

So I thought I’d post about a great place that you can hike and explore during the winter.  This is Red Rock Canyon.  It’s just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.  The weather usually switches between 2 seasons:  sunny and brisk or sunny and scorching.  Sunny is pretty consistent…even in the winter.  My suggestion is to explore Red Rock Canyon anytime but Summer.   The heat is brutal then! Continue reading

Frozen Snowballs!

1974 Snowman in Vegas

Finally…our first snowfall here in Boise.  This picture isn’t Idaho…but I like it anyway.  It proves that dreams do come true (even if you’re not at Disneyland).  This was a snowstorm in Las Vegas, Nevada (probably one of  two times it snowed there as I grew up).

What I remember is that we made snowballs and put them in the freezer because we thought it would be awesome to have a snowball fight in the summer when it was 110 degrees outside. Continue reading