Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area isn’t among the most famous outdoor destinations, but perhaps it should be. Certainly, if you plan a northern trip to Wyoming’s Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks, consider a side trip to Flaming Gorge. Located in a remote area of northeast Utah and southwest Wyoming, this is an outdoorsman’s paradise. The most popular activities are fishing, boating, rafting, hiking and camping.
Pioche, in nearby Lincoln County, offers Southern Nevadans a fine one-day or overnight trip to a cooler climate.
Lakefront Pool leads summer softball league
Boulder City’s Southern Nevada Eagles 16U baseball team defeated 4A Shadow Ridge 7-1 on Tuesday, advancing to 11-0 on the season in the Connie Mack league.
The 14U Connie Mack amateur baseball league is well underway this summer, with Boulder City’s Southern Nevada Eagles advancing to 9-1 on the season following Monday’s 4-2 victory over Las Vegas High School affiliate LV Cats.
Sequoia National Park is a bucket-list destination, famed as home to the world’s largest trees. You get to see two national parks on the same trip, for Kings Canyon National Park is adjacent and jointly managed.
The Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department is offering a summer youth basketball camp.
Youth ball seasons end
During Free Fishing Day at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Saturday dozens of families tried their hand at fishing.
This Saturday, Nevada wildlife organizations will hold their annual Free Fishing Day at Veterans’ Memorial Park. It’s an opportunity to get introduced to the sport of fishing.
Summer travel is in full swing in the warm Southwest, so we need to turn our thoughts to higher elevations in search of agreeably cooler temperatures. A great destination for that purpose is the Owens Valley town of Bishop, California, at a cool 4,200 feet, roughly twice the elevation of Las Vegas. It’s not only a super place to spend a few days in the at the foot of the Eastern Sierra but also can serve as a wonderful base camp for visiting Mammoth Lakes, Lee Vining, Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park.
Now is a wonderful time to take a couple of days or longer to enjoy the waters of Lake Powell. The summer crowds haven’t descended here yet and the daytime temperatures are ideal.
Youth baseball, softball seasons continue though mid-June
The 2018 spring volleyball league ended this week with Synergy, primarily UNLV volleyball players and 702 Sand volleyball players, dominating the double-elimination tournament. Heavy Hitters, primarily made-up-of Basic High School graduates, came up from the loser bracket defeating last year’s champions—the Volleygirls. They met Synergy in the championship game, and they went for three games in a tough match-up. Synergy prevailed with a 15-8 win.