Hidden Forest can be the destination for a wonderful 10-mile round-trip day hike, or for a backpack excursion up to a rustic cabin in a ponderosa pine forest. Though the trailhead lies within 50 miles of Las Vegas, within the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, its 5,860-foot elevation provides a welcome escape from the searing summers of the valley floor. It gets even cooler as you go, for the hike has an elevation gain of about 2,000 feet. The gain is spread pretty evenly through the journey, but it’s moderately strenuous even so.
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Men’s softball league begins tourney
Quickly gaining steam and churning out strong performers, organizers of the BC Alliance boys and girls youth soccer program are hoping to build on their recent success by creating more opportunities for players within the community to play high-quality soccer.
Jim Coleman of Boulder City bowled his first perfect game June 15 at Boulder Bowl while playing in the Hi Lo Scratch League.
Coed softball begins season-ending tourney
Boulder Bowl has started its low ball tournament. Participants can bowl anytime lanes are available.
May 4 four-person shamble for Plus 55 Boulder City Men’s/Women’s Golf Association
Now that local temperatures are soaring into three digits, our hearts seek the highlands when we plan a summer getaway. Some of the most agreeable and accessible highlands are in Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah. The park lies on the Markagunt Plateau at an elevation of more than 10,000 feet, almost guaranteeing cool weather for hiking, wildflower viewing and star gazing.
Three men’s softball teams tied for first place
It takes some time to drive to Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, located a couple hours north of Tonopah, but the road trip is worth it, especially in summer, when the temperatures are at their most pleasant — perfect for seeing the historic sites, picnicking and camping. On the western edge of the Shoshone Mountains, the 1,540-acre park has elevations ranging from 6,840 to 7,880 feet.
Volleygirls reign throughout spring league, win championship
One of the best weekend getaways our region affords is to Lone Pine, California. It’s uncrowded — a small town of about 2,000 people — and lies in Owens Valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevadas’ spectacular eastern slope. The area is rich in camping, hiking and fishing opportunities, and has the distinction of being the location where many popular films were shot. Even the four-hour plus drive there can be fun, for much of it is via uncrowded highways through open and attractive country.
Breann Sanford, a junior at Boulder City High School, recently placed third in the all-around competition in the Senior 8 division of the 2017 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships in Boise, Idaho.
April 6, four-person two-best ball throw mama net tourney for Plus 55 Boulder City Men’s/Women’s Golf Association
Floor hockey season ends; ball season for youths to start
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, located on the Utah-Arizona border, boasts some of the most striking buttes, mesas, arches and panoramic views in the entire world. You have no doubt seen images of these formations, for they have been prominently featured in hundreds of television and print advertisements, and in films. But seeing the place firsthand is totally awe-inspiring. It’s one of those places that everyone should see in person, at least once in a lifetime.
Boulder Boats has announced the return of the Malibu World Wake Association Rider Experience on Lake Las Vegas. Scheduled for May 5-7, the event provides an opportunity for riders of all skill levels to learn from the best in the sport.
Boulder Bowl results from April 16
For Sean Desrochers, bowling a 300 game is not much of a novelty, having already bowled 29 of them.
Boulder City motorcycle rider Kevin Johnson won big at the recent 2017 SCORE San Felipe 250 by placing first in the Pro Moto 40 class.
March 2, four-person 1,2,3 Lawrence Welk net tourney for Plus 55 Boulder City Men’s/Women’s Golf
Most people who did not grow up in the Mojave Desert were probably surprised to learn how few sand dunes are found here. The vast flat landscapes of desert pavement and creosote were not remotely what we had envisioned.
Boulder Bowl results as of March 31