Hiking Lake Mead: Part 1

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is an interesting place.  The lake is man-made.  It is the body of water resting behind the Hoover Dam.  Also interesting is the fact that it is situated in a fairly mountainous region that feels incredibly remote – even though downtown Las Vegas is only 45 minutes away.  And, in a lot of ways it is remote.  The nearest running water to my campsite is over 6 miles away.  The nearest bathroom?  At least 3, although to be honest I have only seen the bathroom once from a ridge while hiking.

It is this hike I will begin with.

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