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Higher elevations’ cool temperatures appeal to summer travelers

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.

City Recreation

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.

Find exotic adventure at nearby dunes

Everyone loves sand dunes. Perhaps because most of us come from climates where dunes don’t occur, they seem exotic and we associate them with romance and adventure. Many travel thousands of miles to gaze upon them, but those who live in Southern Nevada can find outstanding examples relatively near. Some of the tallest in North America, Eureka Dunes, are in Death Valley National Park.

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City Recreation, May 10

Volleyball league’s top four to face off in tournament

City Recreation, May 3

Women’s volleyball league starts tourney play

City Recreation, April 26

Youth floor hockey finishes for season

Kodachrome’s colorful landscape picturesque

If you plan on a spring outing to Southern Utah, especially along Scenic Byway 12 to Bryce Canyon National Park or the Escalante area, an easy yet rewarding side trip is Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Aptly named Lonely Dell good start for adventure

Located on the Arizona Strip and the Colorado River, Lee’s Ferry makes a great getaway for those who like remote areas for hiking or just kicking back for a night or two. This one offers the bonus of being a historic site.

City Recreation, March 22

Ball Kickers win coed kickball league

City Recreation, March 15

Flight S2S wins basketball championship

Lava tube easy to access, explore

For an unusual one-day family adventure, try exploring a natural lava tube, only two hours from Las Vegas, just across the California line.

City Recreation, Feb. 22

Double-elimination basketball tournament begins tonight

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