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.